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A Hope Undaunted (#01 in Winds Of Change (Lessman) Series)

Julie Lessman
A Hope Undaunted (#01 in Winds Of Change (Lessman) Series)
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A Hope Undaunted (#01 in Winds Of Change (Lessman) Series)

Julie Lessman

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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 Jake fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. 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 Jake? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever? A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the WINDS OF CHANGE series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.



- Publisher 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? "Lessman writes my favorite kind of book: the kind I can't put down--a book that has a heroine with unforgettable spunk, a romance with undeniable sparks, and a family that will remain in your heart long after you turn the last page."--Siri Mitchell,author of She Walks in Beauty " A Hope Undaunted will leave you breathless with anticipation. Julie Lessman has written a novel that resonates throughout with constant reminders of God's unconditional love."--Maggie Brendan, author of Heart of the West series "Julie Lessman's passionate prose grabs your heart and doesn't let go! With deft plotting and sparkling, true-to-life characters, A Hope Undaunted delivers an emotionally intense, spiritually satisfying read that you will not forget. Truly a book destined for your keeper shelf!"--Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little "Julie Lessman has crafted yet another passionate romance with characters that touch every emotion. If you're looking for an awesome writer and a story charged with romance, you don't want to miss A Hope Undaunted."--Judith Miller, author of Somewhere to Belong, Daughters of Amana series Julie Lessman is an award-winning author with an intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of thirteen Romance Writers of America awards. She resides in Missouri and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.

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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 Jake fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. 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 Jake? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever? A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the WINDS OF CHANGE series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.


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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? "Lessman writes my favorite kind of book: the kind I can't put down--a book that has a heroine with unforgettable spunk, a romance with undeniable sparks, and a family that will remain in your heart long after you turn the last page."--Siri Mitchell,author of She Walks in Beauty " A Hope Undaunted will leave you breathless with anticipation. Julie Lessman has written a novel that resonates throughout with constant reminders of God's unconditional love."--Maggie Brendan, author of Heart of the West series "Julie Lessman's passionate prose grabs your heart and doesn't let go! With deft plotting and sparkling, true-to-life characters, A Hope Undaunted delivers an emotionally intense, spiritually satisfying read that you will not forget. Truly a book destined for your keeper shelf!"--Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little "Julie Lessman has crafted yet another passionate romance with characters that touch every emotion. If you're looking for an awesome writer and a story charged with romance, you don't want to miss A Hope Undaunted."--Judith Miller, author of Somewhere to Belong, Daughters of Amana series Julie Lessman is an award-winning author with an intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of thirteen Romance Writers of America awards. She resides in Missouri and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.
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Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman is a new and exciting author with a bright future ahead of her. Even as a debut novelist, Lessman has already garnered writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards, and developed a fan base

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Can't put it down.
5 stars By Bec C, Apr 27 2015
Julie Lessman's "A Hope Undaunted" is a fantastic book.It takes us on the journey through Katie's eyes of the O'Connor family in the 1920's. Even though it is the first in the series of "The Winds of Change", it actually falls in place as the fourth book after "The Daughters of Boston" series. I would thoroughly recommend reading it in this order as there are major spoilers if you don't!
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Brilliant book
5 stars By Audrey, Feb 07 2013
Both thumbs way up for this book!! I loved this book. It was exciting right from the start and had so many twist and turns that at no point could I predict the ending. If there where one complaint though, it would be that I haven't read the books of the previous series; Dauthters of Boston, because of the histories of the characters. But this book stands very well on its own so there was no loss of enjoyment even with not reading the others. I would how ever love to read the rest of the series as well as any other series, because Julie Lessman has just become one of my favourite authors. 
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Phenomenal!
5 stars By EMH19, Jan 29 2012
This book was incredible. I cried SEVERAL times! Julie Lessman’s books are officially at the top of my list of favorites. I absolutely loved Katie and Luke’s story and I love the O’Connor family. One of the best things about Julie Lessman’s books is how close she makes you feel to the characters. So close that you tear up at the thought of the series coming to an end. This book was simply phenomenal and most definitely deserves the title of ‘epic romance’.
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Phenomenal
5 stars By EMH19, Jan 27 2012
This book was incredible. I cried SEVERAL times! Julie Lessman's books are officially at the top of my list of favorites. I absolutely loved Katie and Luke's story and I love the O'Connor family. One of the best things about Julie Lessman's books is how close she makes you feel to the characters. So close that you tear up at the thought of the series coming to an end. This book was simply phenomenal and most definitely deserves the title of ‘epic romance'.
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Feisty Christian historical romance
5 stars By Helen, Sep 22 2011
`A Hope Undaunted" is the first instalment of Julie's "Winds of Change" series, the second of which is currently a new release ("A Heart Revealed"). This series is actually a follow on from her first series, "The Daughters of Boston".

This book is set late in the roaring 1920s. It is the story of Katie - the youngest of the six O'Connor children. Katie is a headstrong and defiant character, with lofty ambitions for herself and for the women's cause. She thinks she has everything for her life sorted out and arranged. Above all, she has the right man - and he has the right money and the right connections.

Luke is the cocky orphan Katie knew when they were kids - all grown up, but just as cocky! Together they butt heads and have lessons to learn about love and life. Their exchanges are fiery, touching, and definitely passionate!

Julie has created strong and feisty characters, who find themselves wrestling with internal and external challenges. There were several points in this book where just when I thought I knew how it was all going to work out, the story would throw me a curve ball! I had many "No!" moments, and I was completely caught up with the characters and their dilemmas. I felt great sorrow with their loss, and great joy with their triumphs.

"A Hope Undaunted" is passionate - that's for sure - but in the many ways it is possible to be passionate: for family, for friends, for the downtrodden, for lovers and most importantly, passion for God. It's not your conventional "safe" Christian fiction, but neither is it inappropriate. Julie doesn't shy away from the tough issues - the characters deal with the same temptations we all face as humans, but God's guiding hand is always there to lead them back on the right path.

Not only am I eager to read the second book in this series - "A Heart Revealed", I am putting the earlier three books on my to be read list as well. I am very glad I have discovered Julie's books! 
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  • Catalogue Code 303738
  • Product Code 9780800734152
  • ISBN 0800734157
  • EAN 9780800734152
  • Pages 512
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Revell
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Sales Rank #55082
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.412kg

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