Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Book Review- A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

I finished reading A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman yesterday and felt this book worthy of a spotlight.

Before I tell you briefly what this story is about, I'd like to start with telling you what I liked about this book.  

First, this story has a family charm ornamented with Irish traditions for celebrating holidays, laughter around the dinner table, tots stealing favored marbles from older brothers bedrooms, sisters who compete for the same boyfriend, and a mother who not only holds the family together but is truly in love with her husband.

Second, I Corinthians 13 aspects are beautifully infused in the storyline. From the first sisterly conflict, to the day father and brother go off to war, the truth of what love really is glows through the pages.

Third, Without preaching, the Gospel is melted into the scenes with great clarity. 

Fourth, Read this book with a box of tissues and boxing gloves. You'll definitely need both.

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman is a story about an Irish family with six children who settle in Boston during pre World War I days. With US involvement in the war lurking in newspapers, the O'Connor family continue to go to work and school, celebrate holidays, and attend church as they did when living in Ireland. Focused on the lives of two sisters, this story unfolds their desire to love and marry the perfect man. But learning the difference between desire and true love can be a costly endeavor. 

Faith O'Connor has grown in her walk with Christ thanks to the guidance of Mr. Gerson, the widow who lives three doors down. From her many talks with the widow, Faith makes life choices that include what kind of man she'd like to marry. One day, the young man she's always loved since early school days surprises her with a proposal. The only problem, he doesn't have time in his life for God.

The O'Connor family will entertain and tug at your heart. This is a wonderful cuddle up with a blanket and hot cocoa story.

*Please note: author Julie Lessman portrays this story with the passionate attraction found in the human heart without showing more than kissing in scenes. For this reason, this book is not recommended for young readers.

This review is my honest opinion. I downloaded this book free with out obligation to review.


Bonnie Roof said...

Hi, Mary!

I am thrilled that you posted a review of A Passion Most Pure - thank you! I am presently reading A Passion Most Pure, have ALL of Julie Lessman's books, & since I have more recently become a reading friend of hers - have the privilege, & pleasure, of reading them subsequently, without interruption. It's true - your mind runs the gamut of emotions, when reading one of Julie's books, & she keeps you guessing, up to the final pages.

I love A Passion Most Pure, for all the reasons that you do - & more - but, the reasons I most enjoy it, are that Julie, so clearly, makes the Lord, a part of her books, & also, in reading them - you become better acquainted with Julie, herself, past & present. She, truly, is the sweet, kind, caring, God-loving, characteristics of Faith O'Connor, personified! I will LOVE reading every book that she writes & publishes.

Jill Kemerer said...

What a timely post--I just started reading this book! Thanks!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Bonnie.
Be sure to post a review for her on Amazon, Goodreads, or etc.
Loved chatting with you today!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Awesome, Jill.
You are gonna love it.
Stop back and let us know what you thought.

Bonnie Roof said...

A promise - will post numerous reviews on each, & every one, of Julie's books, as I read them!