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.