Julie Lessman is an AMAZING author! I can't believe that this is her debut novel! Let me tell you, it is a book that you will not want to put down - so make sure that you start it when you have enough time to finish it in one sitting!
Faith O'Connor is a woman who has a strong faith in the Lord. A faith that was forged by the many trials she had to face as a young child, such as her twin sister dying from Polio. Faith was stricken with the same disease and was near death, but she survived and the only thing that remains is her slight limp.
Colin McGuire is the man that Faith has had a crush on since she was young, but no one knew - least of all Colin. So when Colin began dating Faith's younger sister Charity, sparks flew - in more ways than one! With sister set against sister and WWI fast approaching, will this family survive?
I fell in love with these characters almost immediately and, by the time I reached the end, I wanted to pick up the next book right away - unfortunately for me, I had to wait almost a year to do it! The twists and turns in this novel are fantastic! I highly recommend that you read 'A Passion Most Pure' and make sure that you have 'A Passion Redeemed' ready to pick up as soon as you finish it!
Faith thought she knew her sister- until she finds her in the bushes with the man Faith loves. From page one the rift can only grow wider as these two sisters battle for the same man. The trials in this Irish American family only escalate as loving sisters turn on each other, their love for the same man bringing out the absolute worst in their relationship. Pushing all involved to the breaking point. This was my first book by Julie Lessman and I was not disappointed. This book is long, 477 pages and I didn't know if she could hold the tension through the entire novel. I was never bored during one page during the story. There were times I felt I was eavesdropping on the characters, my heart breaking at times and others so mad I could have throttled one or two myself. There is something to be said of an author who draws forth a reader's emotions, Julie knows how to wield that all too fine tool and does it masterfully. This book certainly does seep passion from nearly every page, albeit appropriate, nothing sensual, but she knows how to spark the imagination and captivate the reader into the story. Never was I sorrier to see a book come to its end. I am so glad there is a sequel!
Liked the story very much. But too much Bible preachers for my liking,too much Bible references. The sister constant jealousy brings a bit of excitement in this triangle love story. I'm a strong believer in happy family and respect to each other,but don't need religion to tell me what's right or wrong. Here,the whole story is about the Bible. But I as I say,the book is worth reading because of the love story of this Irish family.
In the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Most Pure is my favorite!!! I love Faith and relate to her so much. I am still waiting for my Collin, hopefully in every good-looking way as Julie wrote in her book, lol! Amazing book and great first impression that will never be forgotten!