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Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Romantic Contest For You

This is the week for lovers and those who LOVE romantic escapades, right? I’ve got just the thing for you—the chance to win a copy of Julie Lessman’s A PASSION MOST PURE.

From the back cover: She’s found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister. Book 1 of The Daughters of Boston series, A PASSION MOST PURE, will carry your heart from the sophisticated streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland as men go off to war and women long for their return. Full of passion romance, rivalry, and betrayal, it will captivate you from the first page.

My Review: I don’t normally gravitate toward romance novels, but I had heard so much about Julie’s book that I wanted to give it a try. I’m glad I did. Nothing formula about this. Faith O'Connor loves Collin McGuire, but her sister Charity has the engagement ring. Collin's an Irish rogue forbidden to both of them by their father. The sisters battle with each other brings their devout parents practically to their wits' end. At times, only their faith binds them all together. The interwoven personalities of this fiery Irish family give a nice depth to the book. While Faith and Charity remain at odds with each other, a greater crisis hits the O’Connor family—the U.S. enters WW I. Two O’Connor men and Collin McGuire are called to fight for their country, leaving loved ones behind to worry and keep their lives together. The ending will knock your socks off, and if you think you’ve figured out what’s going to happen, trust me, you haven’t. A lovely read.

NOW, for the good news. You may win a copy of this stellar novel by leaving a comment right here. US addresses only, please. I’ll draw a name at noon on Friday. You can’t win if you don’t enter.
Happy Valentine’s Week!

24 comments:

One More Writer said...

Even though I'm a romantic at heart, I don't usually gravitate toward pure romance novels. But I've heard good things about this one, so put my name in the hat!

D'Ann

Erica Vetsch said...

I love romance novels. :) I've heard good things about this book, and the WWI setting intrigues me.

Myra Johnson said...

No need to include me for the drawing--I already have a copy and just wanted to add that I heartily agree with your review, Carla. Julie is a great writer, and I'd say so even if she didn't happen to be a personal friend of mine! She is one of the most Spirit-guided women I know, and entirely deserving of this publishing triumph.

Nora St. Laurent said...

This sounds really good. Please put my name in for the drawing.
Thanks

ladystorm said...

I like romances and I have heard a lot of things about this book so I would love to read it.

Stormi
ladystorm282001@yahoo.com

lollipops said...

Sounds great. Please enter my name in the drawing. Great review!


lolly-pops @ juno. com

Mary Connealy said...

I loved this book!
A Passion Most Pure was as much fun as I've had reading a book in a long time.
Don't put me in the drawing. I've got mine already, but prepare for a wild ride.
One thing, if you're the type who can't stand to NOT skip to the end, do NOT do that with A Passion Most Pure. It will spoil a delightful line of twists and turns.
The book just unfolds so perfectly and the ending is amazing. Let the book have it's way with you. :)

Janet Dean said...

I've got my copy of Passion Most Pure so don't enter me in the contest, Carla. But whoever wins will be blessed. It's a great book!

Janet

carla stewart said...

Thanks for all the great comments. I agree--the winner of this book will be blessed.

Christine said...

I love the romance genre! I've written one of my own which is awaiting publication. I'd love to read this one!

Patty said...

I have heard so much about this book. I would be delighted to win.

pleblanc_1 at charter dot net

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I keep meaning to get this book, Carla, but I've been so busy, I have put it off. So, put me in the hat for this book! I've been dying to read it.

(And I absolutely love historical romance.)

Crystal
MrsinewaTG[st]aol.com

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Ah, drat, why do you have to leave us Canadians out? :) jj. I'm not usually into romances because I find them too formulaic, but your promise of a twist at the end of this one has me intrigued... I might have to find it at the library! :)

carla stewart said...

Hey, Koala Bear, I haven't checked into the cost of shipping to Canada, but from what I've gleaned from others, it's quite a bit. The library is a good option. Julie's book would be a good choice to tuck in your hospital bag for when you go in for delivery.

Vicki McCollum said...

Hi Carla,
Great site, I enjoyed your review. Put me in for the drawing,
Blessings,
Vicki McCollum

Julie Lessman said...

Carla, thank you SOOO much for the great review and for hosting a giveaway on your blog! I am blessed.

Myra, Mary and Janet -- Seeker Buds Extraordinaire -- thanks for you incredible comments. I am doubly blessed to call you my friends.

And everyone who has taken the time to post a comment -- THANK YOU!! I wish you ALL could win.

Hugs,
Julie

carla stewart said...

Thank you, Julie, for stopping by. The world is a better place because of books like A Passion Most Pure and lovely writers like you. You've definitely been an inspiration to me.

stampedwithgrace said...

I would love to win this, please enter me, thanks!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Hey Carla!

Thanks for spotlighting this book. I'm excited about all the buzz it's creating. Way to go, Julie! Please enter me in the drawing.

Be Blessed!
Jen

jallee725 [at] hotmail [dot] com

scaramouche9999 said...

Please enter me in this drawing. Sounds like a great book by a nice lady!
Donald James Parker

Cherie J said...

Please enter me in the drawing. This sounds like a wonderful book to read. I am so intrigued by what I have heard about it.

cherierjatyahoo.com

windycindy said...

Hello, I really enjoy Julie's books! This one sounds very special. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Doreen said...

I've heard some good things about this book! :) I'm intrigued...I would love a copy of this book!

Carole said...

I have read so much about this book and would love to win a copy! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

cjarvis[at]bellsouth[dot]net