A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman


A Heart Revealed

Winds of Change #2

by Julie Lessman


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.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

When I received my copy of A HEART REVEALED, I was excited because I knew I was in for a treat. All of Julie Lessman’s novels are a treat to read, but this one blew me away. I didn’t expect to find the forbidden romance of Sean, the oldest brother of the O’Conner clan, and Emma, Charity’s best friend, to be my favorite Lessman story yet. Sean is a confirmed bachelor hiding a secret past that haunts him. Emma is married to an abusive womanizer who scarred her for life. She left him years ago, she feels she must stay true to her vows. But she also has a secret. The trouble comes because Sean and Emma’s easy friendship is blossoming into love without either of them being aware of it.

The novel also has Charity and Mitch at the forefront which always is a lot of fun. Charity is one of my favorite characters. Wait until you see how she handles a women who is after her husband, We also get to see a glimpse of the early days of the tumultuous marriage between Luke and Katie. Julie Lessman is never easy on her characters, and this novel is no exception. The best part of this story is the theme of freedom in Christ through forgiving others, forgiving ourselves, and receiving God’s forgiveness. I love how Julie shows her passion for God through the characters’ passion for each other. Oh, and Julie Lessman never fails to surprise me with her plot twists, something that is hard to do for me.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

One thought on “A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

  1. I just wanted to add that if you’ve never read any of Julie Lessman’s other books – YOU NEED TO!!! She is HANDS DOWN my favorite author, and she once again has written a book chock full of love, humor, passion, and story, story, story!!

    This is the 5th book sharing the lives of the very Irish O’Connor family (The Daughters of Boston series is the 1st three, and the Winds of Change series continues where the Daughters of Boston left off), and I just absolutely LOVE how Julie incorporates SO MUCH the lives of the characters we have grown to love from her previous books! So by the time you get to this book – A Heart Revealed – you already know and LOVE Sean and Emma before even starting the book!

    This one is a bit different than all of Julie’s other books – because Emma is married, there isn’t the heated romantic passion right off the bat and then all throughout the book (which is kinda Julie’s “thing” in all of her other books.) Sean and Emma’s story shows their love blooming through friendship, but don’t worry – she still gives us plenty of her trademark passion and drama through Luke and Katie and Mitch and Charity!! And don’t worry – things will definitely heat up for Sean and Emma too, so don’t lose heart!! 🙂

    The book is also full of the regular “Julie Lessman” roller coaster-like ups and downs and then of course back up again…with of course a surprise or two thrown in!! I promise – this one will be one for the KEEPER shelf – along with ALL of her other ones!! A definite must read!

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