Monday, April 15, 2013

Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman


Love at Any Cost

By Julie Lessman

The Gilded Age is brought to life in the new Heart of San Francisco Series.  Fans of bestselling author, Julie Lessman, will join her on a journey to the West Coast for romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost.

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself cheated by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of "Passion with a Purpose" underscores her 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 14 Romance Writers of America awards. Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll. She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010.

 

Praise for Love at any Cost:

 

With an artist’s brushstroke, Julie Lessman creates another masterpiece filled with family and love and passion that compares to none in the Christian market today. Interwoven with themes of betrayal, trust, and God’s love, Love at Any Cost will not only soothe your soul, but it will make you laugh, stir your heart, and release a sigh of satisfaction when you turn the last page.  The next book in the series cannot come soon enough!—MaryLu Tyndall, bestselling author of Veil of Pearls
 
“Available April 15, 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


Here is my review of this wonderful novel:


First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Julie Lessman and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Love at any Cost" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
Julie Lessman’s “Love At Any Cost” is the incredible first novel in her brand new Heart of San Francisco series!  Texas oil heiress Cassie McClare is visiting cousins in San Francisco over the summer.  Hoping to mend a broken heart and possibly secure a position as a teacher, romance is the last thing on her mind.  Jamie McKenna is looking to woo and marry the richest, most politically connected woman possible in order to take care of his family and friends and advance his career in politics.  The sparks fly the moment these two meet and each meeting thereafter is charged with possibilities for their future together.

The advice Cassie receives from her Aunt Cait, who has also been deeply wounded by a man, changes the course of Cassie’s relationship with Jamie.  With the new mission to make sure she marries a man who loves the Lord, she embarks on a courtship with the handsome Irishman.

This tale is superbly written, with lots of the intense brand of romance that you’ve come to expect from Julie Lessman.  The lessons that are woven into the story are valuable life applications that make this novel rich and deep.  Lessman’s characters are fiery and thick with personality.  This is a thoroughly satisfying read from cover to cover!  And it absolutely deserves a place on your keeper shelf!

1 comment:

Julie Lessman said...

WOW, STACEY ... what a review!!! Thank you SOOO much for making my day, my friend, and taking the time to read my books in the first place.:)

Have a WONDERFUL day!!

Hugs,
Julie