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Exclusive Julie Lessman’s Surprised by Love Chapter Excerpt

“My favorite scene is a very heated and emotional exchange between Logan and Cait when she tells him she’s decided to court his arch enemy and ex-best friend, the man who destroyed his engagement to Cait the first time around. I’m one of those authors who loves LOTS of drama and angst, and trust me—this scene has in spades. :)”

A SURPRISED BY LOVE_HIGH-RES COVERI just had to have the privilege of sharing this scene with you! However as Julie says, it is a bit long, so I’ve posted it in a separate post for those that wish to throw themselves into the emotion and read it now. 🙂 You can find that post HERE.

It’s pretty long—six pages…

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Coming Soon from the PEN, Please Welcome Julie Lessman!

I love my PEN posts, and this is perhaps the one that I’ve been most excited about all year. I have a handful of favorite authors, not just for their writing, but for my personal relationship with them as well and dear Julie is one of them. I feel blessed to have her here on my blog and in my life and I’m delighted to share her thoughts with you today!

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Love at Any Cost (The Heart of San Francisco) by Julie Lessman

With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost.

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A Heart Revealed (Winds of Change) by Julie Lessman

Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity’s handsome and charming brother, Sean O’Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she’s ever known?

Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

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A Love Surrendered by Julie Lessman

She’s hoping to find her first true love. He’s hoping to forget his. Will her secret come between them?

Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy has moved to Boston and is embracing the city life, with a new name and a wide-open future. When she gets involved with a fast crowd at Ocean Pier-one that includes the handsome Steven O’Connor-she is pulled deeper and deeper into a world of rule breakers and mischief makers. She finds herself drawn to Steven and the whole O’Connor family. But a secret Annie is keeping has the power to destroy her best-laid plans.

Will Steven ever see her as more than a sweet country girl who needs protecting? And will he break her heart when he finds out who she really is?

With heart-pounding romance, intense family drama, and the emotional twists and turns Julie Lessman fans have come to expect, A Love Surrendered will ignite your senses and inspire your spirit.

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2010 Top Ten Christian Historical Fiction Picks!

Ahhh yes it’s that time of year again, snow flakes are flying and holiday preparations are in full swing.  You know what that means right? it’s almost time for a New Year but before 2011 comes I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite CHF books of 2010. It’s always hard to choose just ten, especially this year since I have read so many terrific books. I tried to pick some of my favorite “5 star” books but I know there are some great ones that I missed. 🙂 Here are my picks in no particular order. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren A Distant Melody. . .

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Christian Historical Fiction Finds

What have you found lately about Christian Historical Fiction that intrigues you? Here are a couple reviews and such that I have found interesting. 🙂 The Fire in Ember by DiAnn Mills book trailer was added Author Thoughts: Author Jody Hedlund on how an online presence helps make a best seller… Current Q&A with BJ Hoff Two part Interview with Love Inspired Historical author Laurie Kingery Historical and Contemporary author Kaye Dacus is having surgery Author Sarah Sundin announces the cover for her next book Blue Skies Tomorrow (Revell, August 2011) CHF Reviews: Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang (Reviewed by mama Mel of Mel’s Coffee Break) Nightingale by Susan May Warren (Reviewed & Interview by Renee of Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot) Nightingale (also reviewed by Tinas Book Reviews) Nightingale (also reviewed by A Sequence of Continuous Delights) A Prairie Christmas Collection (Reviewed at The Friendly Book. . .

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