9/20/11

A Heart Revealed

Julie Lessman does not disappoint in the second installment of The Winds of Change series, which is actually her fifth book featuring the O'Conner family.  I LOVE this book, this series, this author!   A Heart Revealed begins and ends with a wedding.  At the first wedding Sean O'Conner is not himself and frightens everyone, especially Mrs. Emma Malloy, a close family friend.  After escaping an abusive husband, his temper brings back memories that she'd rather keep hidden.  Sean is holding on to painful memories as well.  The two of them must release the past into God's hands, in order to move forward toward the love He has planned for them.
I love the depth of each character: the flaws and temptations they face, and the scripture and prayer the rely on.  The relationships are complex and touching; the conversations are real and heartwarming.  The story is interesting and enjoyable; the theme is clear and complete.  Julie's books bring smiles and tears.  She writes with true emotion and strong Christian messages.  A Heart Revealed is about redemption and deliverance, forgiveness and second-chances.  It speaks of God's unyielding pursuit and undying love for us.  The Lord is shown as the Prince of Peace, Savior, Deliverer, Lover of the soul, Comforter and more!  This is a fantastic book!  I would highly recommend it.
I must admit, I am a die-hard fan of Julie Lessman!  Check out my review of A Hope Undaunted, the first book in this series.
I received this book from Donna Hausler/ Revell Blog Tours, in exchange for my honest review.
A Heart Revealed is Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

3 comments:

  1. I loved Sean and Emma's story. The whole series (all 5 books) has been wonderful!
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  2. WOW ... thank you SO much for the great review -- I cannot express just how much I appreciate it!!

    I don't know if you are prone to posting your reviews, but if you are, I am running a newsletter contest where anyone who posts a review on Amazon.com, CBD.com, Goodreads, B&N or anywhere else, gets a point for every review posted. Then even just one review posted enters you into a drawing for a signed copy of Steven's story, A Trust Restored when it comes out next year. The persons who come in first and second in posting the most reviews will get a character named after them in Steven's story and the top winner will also get a $50 gift card. So if that sounds like something you'd be interested in, just sign up for my newsletter on my website and post this review anywhere you want, then just let me know by forwarding me the links. BUT ... if posting reviews is NOT your thing, PLEASE do not worry about it, okay? This is only for those people so inclined.

    Either way, THANK YOU!!! Not only for reading my book, but for the great review. :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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