For those of you who have read some of my other reviews, it is pretty clear that I am a big fan of Julie Lessman's books. I also think highly of her as an individual. My respect and appreciation of her starts a few years ago when I started this blog. I asked my readers what their favorite Christian fiction books are, and the first response was the Daughters of Boston series by Julie Lessman. I, of course, ordered all three! Soon after, I was able to ask Julie a question on a different blog, and we shared a short and meaningful correspondence through the blogs. You can read more about that on my post God Blesses through Blogs. I have found Julie to be authentic and down-to-earth. I believe that she has a heart for Jesus and that she works to glorify Him through her writing.
As for A Light in the Window, I was so excited to read Patrick and Marcy's story. As you read Lessman's novels, the characters become very real. They are almost like friends, so I was thrilled to go further back in time to learn the details of their beginning: the start of the O'Conner clan. The story did not disappoint; there is relationship and romance. It shares a beautiful example of how the Lord works and changes lives. Thank you so much Julie for including me in this blog tour!
I did receive a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
As for my recommendations, I am sure that if you've read some of Julie's other novels you will be anxiously awaiting this addition. If you haven't tried any of her books, this is a great place to start. To follow Marcy and Patrick's story and family, you will want to continue with The Daughters of Boston series and The Winds of Change series. I have reviewed the three books in the latter series: A Hope Undaunted, A Heart Revealed, and A Love Surrendered.
A Light in the Window releases November 9, you can pre-order your copy now.
Don't forget to check out Julie's three great contests. You can click the picture at the start of this post or visit this page.