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.