Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

About the Book:

What happens when the boy she loved to hate becomes the man she hates to love?

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face-to-face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?

My Review:

A Hope Undaunted is the first book in Julie Lessman's Winds of Change series but it may as well be book 4 of her last series since it continues telling the story of the O'Connor family. This is Katie's story and what a story it is filled with so much drama and passion.

From page one I just knew I was going to love this story and I think it just may be my favorite book or at least tied with A Passion Redeemed from Julie so far!!! I loved Luke McGee in this book with his kind heart to orphans, his sense of wanting to do what is right and wanting to help out a friend in need. No wonder Katie likes him, who wouldn't?  Be prepared to laugh and cry throughout this book and fall in love with Katie, Luke and the rest of the gang, though only if you have read her first series. You wouldn't want to miss out on Faith, Charity and Lizzie's stories. I have completely fallen in love with the O'Connor family and can not wait to read more about them. Julie Lessman has definitely become one of my favorite authors! Final rating 11 stars out of 10!


  1. WOW, Jen, you knocked that out in record time, girl!!! Wish I could write 'em as fast as you read 'em ... ;)

    Thank you AGAIN for taking the time to read and review all of my books. I hope you will enjoy AHR when you receive it next week as well.

    Hugs and more hugs,

  2. Julie's books are wonderful and I definitely say read them ALL in order.

    Hi Julie!!!