Monday, September 19, 2011

A Heart Revealed

A Heart Revealed

by Julie Lessman

Ten years ago, Emma Malloy moved from Ireland to Boston, to escape her abusive husband, Rory. Because her faith (Catholicism) doesn't allow divorce, she remains married to him, and becomes content in her life as essentially a single woman. When she falls for her best friend Charity's brother Sean O'Connor, she tries to protect Sean by setting him up with another woman. Will Emma's past continue to haunt her, or will she find freedom to love again?

This, by far, is my favorite book of the summer/fall. Lessman had me riveted to the pages from the very first chapter. I loved everything about this book...the memorable characters, captivating storyline, fascinating time period of the 1930s, the unexpected twists and turns...what an amazing book! I can't believe this is the first book of hers that I've read. Because of some unexpected plot details from the previous book (and the previous series, Daughters of Boston, which introduces the O'Connor family), I wish I had started with the first book, A Passion Most Pure (click here to order it on Amazon). But I am still greatly looking forward to reading all of the other Julie Lessman books I haven't read!

I definitely recommend this one!

The first book in this series, A Hope Undaunted, is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon. Click here to check it out!

This book is now available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Company. Click here to read more about A Heart Revealed, or to read a portion of the book.

About the author:

Julie Lessman is the popular author of A Passion Most PureA Passion Redeemed, andA Passion Denied, as well as A Hope Undaunted, which was one of 2010's Booklist Top Ten Inspirational Fiction winners. Lessman has garnered several writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She lives in Missouri. Visit her website at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Hi, Holly! I'm Renee from Doorkeeper, I'm just using my Google profile to comment. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your site, and I see what you mean about liking similar books! I'll be back to visit again. Blessings!

  2. HOLLY!!! BLESS YOU for such a wonderful review -- MUCH appreciated!! I wish you had started with A Passion Most Pure, too, but hopefully there will be enough to keep you interested despite the fact that you already know two of the big surprises. :)

    Thank you for not only taking the time to read my books, but for blessing me with a great review as well.