Sunday, October 21, 2012

Julie Lessman's A Light in the Window

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction”. Chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her “Winds of Change” series has recently released with A Hope Undaunted, which ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at

I had the honor of reading Julie's new Christmas story, A Light in the Window and couldn't wait to write the review on it. I give this 6 stars out of 5! It is that good. If you're looking for a Christmas story winter that will thoroughly bless you, pick up A Light in the Window. You won't regret it!


            A Light in the Window is one of those stories that you can’t wait to finish but you don’t want to end! Julie Lessman makes you want to know what happens next in the lives and love of her characters so you have to keep reading, but her characters are so real you fall in love with them yourself, and when the story ends you’re sad that it has.  Julie is one of the few people I know that has a magical way of making you feel like you’re in the story and her characters are old friends. I finished the book and was so disappointed that I wouldn’t see Patrick and Marceline again! And then I remembered I read A Passion Most Pure when it first came out with Patrick and Marceline grown up with a family of their own. Now I’m going to go back and reread it just to get some more of these characters and Julie’s awesome writing. I truly believe we will see Julie’s books on the New York Times best seller list. They are that good.
            I don’t usually do a summary of the book because that’s what so many people do, but to give you a hint of the tension in the story, Marceline has loved Sam O’Rourke, her best friend’s brother since she was a little girl. She’s always wanted to be a part of what she sees as their perfect family. When she returns after having moved away, she’s all grown up and Sam is now the city rogue along with his best friend Patrick O’Connor.  The men spot the new beauty at different times, but both make her their next mission and lay claim to her.
            Questions arise. Can love change a man? Can a long time friendship survive the competition of Marceline’s attention? And most of all how will Marceline see through prejudices and childhood dreams to find the man that God has chosen for her? If you like great conflict, real characters you fall in love with, vivid settings, and smoldering scenes between the hero and heroine, you are going to love this story. 

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  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. This is a great review...definitely makes me want to read it.

  2. lovely review! I, too have read and loved it. I'll be posting my review tomorrow or Wednesday. This is the first of ?Julie's books I've read and now I want to read more and more!

  3. DEB!!! Just LOVE this review and LOVE you, my friend -- thank you again!!


  4. SIX out of FIVE stars==DL, you need to come over and sit down with Clark at the table where he is working on his math homework, lol!!! But it must be AMAZINGLY good for you to say that!!! Looking forward to my read. Will be out of commission Friday and maybe some of Saturday, so I hope to read it then. Thanks!