A-Z Wednesday

This really fun book meme is hosted by
Vicki @ Reading at the Beach.

The rules are pretty simple...

1. Visit Vicki to get this week's letter.
2. Browse through your shelves for a book that starts with this week's letter.
3. Post the following info about the book you've chosen on your blog:
~ Photo, synopsis/description, link (Amazon, Christian Books, Borders, etc.)
4. Hurry back to Reading at the Beach and post a comment with a link to your post.

A Passion Most Pure
(Daughters of Boston, Bk 1)
by Julie Lessman

Christian Fiction/Historical/Romance

Revell Publishing
Pages: 480

(from Amazon):

Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.

(sneak peek at first chapter): Sisters are so overrated, she decided. Not all of them, of course, only the beautiful ones who never let you forget it. Faith O'Connor stood on tiptoe behind the side porch, squinting through her mother's prized lilac bush. The sound of summer locusts vibrated in her ears as she gasped, inches from where her sister, Charity, stood in the arms of-- "Collin, someone might hear us," Charity whispered. "Not if we don't talk." Collin's index finger stroked the cleft of her sister's chin. Faith's body went numb. The locusts crescendoed to a frenzy in her brain. She wanted to sink into the fresh-mown lawn, but her feet rooted to the ground as firmly as the bush that hid her from view. Three years had done nothing to diminish his effect on her. He was grinning, studying her sister through heavy lids, obviously relaxed as he leaned against the wall of their wraparound porch. His serge morning coat was draped casually over the railing. The rolled sleeves of his starched, white shirt displayed muscled arms snug around Charity's waist. Faith knew all too well his clear, gray eyes held a maddening twinkle, and she heard the low rumble of his laughter when he pulled her sister close.

*** I absolutely LOVED this book...the entire trilogy, actually! Click here, to read my review. ***


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Seriously this series was probably my favorite of 2008/2009!!!! LOVED all three!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

I KNOW, me, too!!

I loved Maggie's books, too, though...and Montana Rose...and Fools Rush In...and I'm sure there are more! LOL You know I can't choose just one! :p

Julie Lessman said...

Lori and Renee ... right back at ya -- both of you are two of MY FAVORITES of 2008/2009!!! I can never thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement!

And, Lori, my husband is an artist (he designed my website), and he said your website was one of the nicest he's seen, and I agree -- GORGEOUS!!

Happy Thanksgiving to both of you guys -- two of the reader friends I am MOST grateful for!


Anonymous said...

I just stopped by for a visit and see you posted A-Z Wednesday. You haven't linked up yet.

Thanks for playing!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

JULIE!!! Hey there! How are you? I try not to email you constantly, cuz I know you're working hard to finish up your next trilogy...that we're all waiting SO patiently to devour! LOL

Awwww! You are soooo sweet! I'm so thankful for wonderful friends like you. {{hugs}}

Thank you! Daisies are my favorite flower, and when I saw this blog decor, I just couldn't pass it up...I love it! Your website is great, too! :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family!! I'm grateful for you, too!

Love you,
~ Lori <3

Anonymous said...

Such glowing praise. I may have to check this series out.

Sherrie said...

Have never read this author before, I'll have to check them out. Have a great day!

Just Books

Beth said...

I have tried twice to read this book and absolutely cannot get into it! My "P" book(s).

Lee Smith said...

Of course you'd pick A Passion Most Pure! I can't believe there is someone who hasn't read those books, someone who hasn't fallen in love with Collin yet. lol :o)

That series is the one I've re-read the most times. I may have to buy back up copies at this rate.

Nise' said...

I loved this series too and have shared it with my daughter.