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Sep132007

MY BOOKS IN CONSECUTIVE ORDER

(PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR LIST

& BEST ORDER IN WHICH TO BE READ)

NOTE: Excerpts for my favorite spiritual and

romantic scenes from all of my books can be found here:

http://www.julielessman.com/excerpts/.

 

 

NEW CONTEMPORARY SERIES!!

FREE DOWNLOAD on Prequel Novella to the Isle of Hope Series: A Glimmer of Hope

Book 1 in the Isle of Hope Series: Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love

Book 2 in the Isle of Hope Series: Love Everlasting

Book 3 in the Isle of Hope Series: His Steadfast Love

 

NEW STAND-ALONE NOVELLAS!

Blake "The Rake" McClare's love story!

Grace Like Rain:
A Heart of San Francisco
 Series Novella

 (formerly part of the  

With This Kiss Collection)

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A lovable rogue.
A wary secretary.
 Caught in a downpour of love.

Blake “The Rake” McClare has a notorious reputation as a womanizer, which is why soft-spoken Patience Peabody carefully avoids the lovable rogue attorney at the law firm in which they both work. Until a rare thunderstorm brings them together in a love soaked with the grace of God ... and sparked with more than a little lightning!

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To Pre-Order Grace Like Rain for 99 Cents.

 

 

The O'Connor Christmas novellas are here!


A Whisper of Hope: A Charity & Mitch Christmas Novella

(formerly in Hope for the Holidays Collection)

She's desperate for a baby.
He's desperate for an empty nest.
Love's desperate to
surprise them both.

CLICK HERE
To Pre-Order A Whisper of Hope for 99 Cents.

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The Best Gift of All: A Lizzie & Brady Christmas Novella

(formerly part of the Home for Christmas Collection)

 She longs to be the perfect mother.
He just longs for his wife.
Until they receive ... the best Gift of All.

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To Pre-Order The Best Gift of All for 99 Cents.

 

A Frontier Christmas Novella


The Gift of Grace

(formerly in Hope for the Holidays Collection)

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She's the "Accident" to his Prayers!

Pastor Cole McCabe isn’t sure he’ll survive the holidays
with his new housekeeper and nanny. She’s caught fire to the kitchen,
dyed his long johns pink, and scorched nearly everything she cooks.
But he’s desperate, and she’s a former saloon girl
who's as destitute as they come.

Even though she’s no good with her hands,
Grace sure has a way with her heart. She’s brought a warmth
 into Cole’s home, added color to his daughters’ lives, and broken down
the wall he’s built up since his beloved wife died.

But when Grace’s past threatens Cole’s family,
she’s given one last chance to be home for Christmas . . .
 if she hasn’t burned it down yet.


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To Pre-Order The Gift of Grace for 99 Cents.

 

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  ROMANCE-ology 101

Writing Romantic Tension

for the Inspirational and Sweet Markets!

  Click HERE to download!

 

 

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E-book Prequel to The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change Series!

My Irish love story A Light in the Window has over 280 five-star reviews on Amazon and has won THREE awards -- 1st place in the Inspirational Novel category of the International Digital Awards contest, the Inspirational Category of the 2013 Readers' Crown Award, and the Inspirational Category of the Book Buyer's Best Award. I encourage you to check out the VIDEO for A Light in the Window that my artist hubby created starring my daughter. Here are the links:

ALITW VIDEO

ALITW EBOOK

ALITW PAPERBACK

 

  One Woman. Two Men.

One stirs her pulse

and the other her faith.

But who will win her heart?

Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston's most notorious pursue her, attraction, dreams and faith only muddle her mind. Will the "light in the window" illuminate the path of true love? 

 

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SERIES #1

"THE DAUGHTERS OF BOSTON" SERIES:

     A Passion Most Pure

     A Passion Redeemed

     A Passion Denied

 

SERIES #2

THE "WINDS OF CHANGE" SERIES:

     A Hope Undaunted

     A Heart Revealed

     A Love Surrendered

 

SERIES #3

THE "HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO" SERIES:

     Love at any Cost

Dare to Love Again

Surprised by Love

 

"The Daughters of Boston"

NOTE: Due to a number of major plot surprises, it is strongly recommended you read this series in order for the optimum reading experience.


BOOK 1 -- A PASSION MOST PURE 

 She's found the love of her life.

Unfortunately, he loves her sister ...

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her.  Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father.  And then there’s the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister.  But when Collin’s affections suddenly shift her way, it threatens to tear Faith's proper Boston family apart.

Buy A PASSION MOST PURE by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Berean Christian Stores, Books a Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE, Family Christian Stores, Indiebound, Lifeway

 

 BOOK 2 -- A PASSION REDEEMED

No man can resist her charms.

Or so she thought.

Book 2  is Charity's story, a woman who puts her faith in her beauty rather than in God.  It is a story of redemption and faith rising from the ashes of temptation, desire and shame.

Depth of beauty …  shallow of heart, Charity O’Connor is a woman who gets what she wants.  She sets her sights on a man who wants nothing to do with her.  Although the sparks are there,  he refuses to fan the coals of a potential relationship with a woman who ruined his life.  Charity burned him once, destroying his engagement to the only woman he ever truly loved. He won’t play with matches again. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat, hoping to ignite the heart of the man she loves. And she always gets what she wants—one way or another.

Buy A PASSION REDEEMED by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Berean Christian Stores, Books a Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE, Family Christian Stores, Indiebound, Lifeway

 

BOOK 3 -- A PASSION DENIED

Has she fallen in love with a man

who cannot love her back?

Book 3,  A Passion Denied,  is the story of Faith and Charity’s little sister, Lizzie, a shy bookworm who dreams of a fairy-tale romance.  It unfolds a man’s dark past and a young girl’s shattered dreams … and the God who redeems it all.

Elizabeth O’Connor is the little sister John always longed for. With a fire for God in his belly, he's been her spiritual mentor since she was thirteen, sharing her love of literature and her thirst for God. But when his gangly protégé blossoms into a beautiful young woman bent on loving him, he refuses to act on the attraction he feels.  His past won’t let him go there. Unfortunately, “Lizzie” won’t let him go anywhere else -- until his dark and shocking secrets push her away.

 Buy A PASSION DENIED by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Berean Christian Stores, Books a Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE, Family Christian Stores, Indiebound, Lifeway


"Winds of Change"

The "Winds of Change" series concludes the O'Connor saga begun in "The Daughters of Boston" series.  It begins with Katie O'Connor's story, A HOPE UNDAUNTED, during the wild and reckless Roaring 20s and the Great Depression. Book 2, A HEART REVEALED, tells the forbidden love story of Sean O'Connor and Emma Malloy. Book 3, A LOVE SURRENDERED, will be Steven O'Connor's story during the exciting era of Prohibition, speakeasies, mobsters and dance marathons.

NOTE: Although "The Winds of Change" is a stand-alone series that can be read first, for the optimum reading experience it is recommended you begin with "The Daughters of Boston" series in this continuing family saga of The O'Connors.


 BOOK 1 -- A HOPE UNDAUNTED:

What happens when the boy

she loved to hate ...

 becomes the man she hates to love?

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Cluny McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?

Purchase A HOPE UNDAUNTED by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

 AmazonBarnes & Noble, Berean Book Stores,  Books A Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE Family Christian StoresIndiebound, Lifeway

 

BOOK 2 -- A HEART REVEALED 

The ring on her hand

belongs to one man …

but her heart belongs to another.

As a battered woman, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston ten years ago, seeking shelter for a heart badly bruised by both her husband and guilt. But when she falls in love with Sean O’Connor, a man who wrestles with demons of his own, fear and shame almost destroy her … until she is finally set free by a heart revealed.

Purchase A HEART REVEALED by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

AmazonBarnes & Noble, Books A MillionChristian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE,   Family Christian StoresIndiebound, Lifeway

 

BOOK 3 -- A LOVE SURRENDERED 

He broke her sister’s heart …

will she be next?

Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy moves to Boston to stay with her spinster aunt, longing for romance to fill the void of her parent’s death. But when she falls hard for Steven O’Connor, the man who broke an engagement to her sister, Annie is worried. Will he break her heart, too, when he discovers she’s Maggie’s sister?

Purchase A LOVE SURRENDERED by clicking on the name of one of these great retailers:

  AmazonBarnes & Noble, Books A Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER SHOPPING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE,   Family Christian StoresIndiebound, Lifeway


"Heart of San Francisco"

From the glitter and glamour of San Francisco’s Nob Hill and Napa wine country, to the seedy dance halls and gambling dens of the Barbary Coast, “The Heart of San Francisco” series is a study in contrasts between the haves and have-nots, and barriers between rich and poor that only faith can transcend.

The story of the McClares, a wealthy political family in 1902 San Francisco, not only highlights the struggles of faith and heart of three cousins, but of the matriarch of the family as well, Caitlyn McClare. A widow of strong faith and beauty, Caitlyn butts heads and hearts with her handsome brother-in-law Logan McClare, the fiancé who betrayed her before she married his brother. In a breathtaking city where the Irish were predominant in the early 1900s and wielding power in both politics and wealth, the story of the McClares is a glimpse into beauty and degradation, poverty and promise during a riveting time in our nation’s history.


BOOK 1 -- LOVE AT ANY COST

Fooled by a pretty boy once, 

shame on him.

Fooled by a pretty boy twice,

shame on me.

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassady McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who just as soon hogtie a man as look at him … until Jamie MacKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well lassoes her heart. But when Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than him, Cassie finds herself bucked by love a second time, sending her back to Texas to lick her wounds and heal her heart. In her absence, Jamie discovers money can’t buy love, but love built on faith can set a heart free, a truth he discovers a little too late … or is it?

AmazonBarnes & Noble, Berean Book Stores, Books A Million, Christian Book Distributors, DEEPER CALLING CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE, Indiebound, Lifeway

 

BOOK 2 -- DARE TO LOVE AGAIN (January 2014)

 A sassy socialite burned by love.

A jaded cop burned

by the upper class.

Where’s there’s smoke,

there’s fire …

and a whole lot of sparks!

In book 2 of the "Heart of San Francisco" series, Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman, resorting to a mammoth hat pin for protection on her way to and from the school where she teaches. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast she quickly discovers she is no match for rum-soaked brute strength.

Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this sassy socialite jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he’s a fraud just like all the rest of the men she’s cared for. Does she dare love again?

 

BOOK 3 -- SURPRISED BY LOVE (October 2014)

 

From Ugly Duckling

to Swimming with the Swans …

but is she over her head

when it comes to love?

As a shy and pudgy child, Megan McClare has always been ridiculed by her classmates, but when she returns from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. Hopeful of becoming a lawyer or doctor to help the disadvantaged women of the Barbary Coast, Megan accepts an internship at the District Attorney’s office only to discover she’ll be working with the boy who mocked her in school. She turns to her best friend Bram for support and advice, and Bram—fighting an unwelcome attraction to a friend he’s always perceived as a little sister—encourages Meg to forgive Devin and pursue a friendship. The friendship with Devin evolves into a serious romance, but when a sailboat accident tosses Bram and Meg into the seas of attraction, both her heart and her emotions capsize, threatening to change the course of love …