Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Special Guest - Julie Lessman!

The White Roses are proud to have as our guest today, Julie Lessman!
Julie Lessman is an author who has garnered much writing acclaim, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever, and has two grown children and a daughter-in-law. She is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. You can visit Julie at her Web site at


She’s found the love of her life.
Unfortunately, he loves her sister.

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there’s the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin’s affections suddenly shift her way, it threatens to tear Faith’s proper Boston family apart.
Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Most Pure will carry your heart from the sophisticated streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland as men go off to war and women long for their return. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, it will captivate you from the first page.

Depth of beauty … shallow of heart, Charity O’Connor is a woman who gets what she wants. She sets her sights on a man who wants nothing to do with her, and although the sparks are there, he refuses to fan the coals of a potential relationship with a woman who ruined his life. Charity burned him once, destroying his engagement to the only woman he ever truly loved. He won’t play with matches again. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat, hoping to ignite the heart of the man she loves. And she always gets what she wants—one way or another.
And Coming May 2009!
Book 3, A Passion Denied, is the story of Faith and Charity’s little sister, Lizzie, a shy bookworm who dreams of a fairy-tale romance. It unfolds a man’s dark past and a young girl’s shattered dreams … and the God who redeems it all.
Elizabeth O’Connor is the little sister John always longed for. With a fire for God in his belly, he has been her spiritual mentor since she was thirteen, sharing her love of literature and her thirst for God. But when his gangly protégé blossoms into a beautiful young woman bent on loving him, he refuses to act on the attraction he feels. His past won’t let him go there. Unfortunately, “Lizzie” won’t let him go anywhere else … until his dark and shocking secrets push her away.
Check out Julie's Daughter's of Boston Series today ~ and watch for 3 more in the series!
Until later....take care and Be Blessed.


brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Julie, I can't wait to read this last book! I have all my friends and family reading the first two! Excellent, well written characters throughout your first two books. Hugs!

Julie Lessman said...

Hey Brenda!! Thanks for stopping by AND for pushing my books on your family! :) I'm doing the same with yours, girlfriend. And, I am putting your book 3 in the mail today or tomorrow.

And Pam -- thanks SO much for spotlighting me today -- you're a doll!


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Hey Julie!

Thanks for being our guest!

Thank you, too, Juile for stopping by the WRIB blog!

Hope to see you both back soon.


Nicola said...

Hey, Julie,

Great to see you here. Thanks for stopping by.

E.A. West said...


Thanks for stopping by! Your books sound interesting...looks like my To Read list just grew. :)

Annette M. Irby said...

Hi Julie, how fun that you popped in here. I too can't wait to read A Passion Denied. The first two were sooo yummy.

Big hugs,

Laurean Brooks said...

Julie, these are the time periods and kinds of books I like to read. My "Journey to Forgiveness" is set in 1938. I like any time period from the early 19th century up to World War II. A much more pleasant time. Life didn't move so fast.

And your excerpts are so-o-o intriguing.

May God continue to bless you with words that will inspire your readers. That is my prayer for you.


Julie Lessman said...

Nicola and E.A. West -- my pleasure to stop by! Are you kidding -- I just so appreciate Pam hosting me as a guest author!

Annette!!! Oh gosh, how fun to see you here too!! I just finished reading my author copy of A Passion Denied, and I cried! It's the last in the series, and I guess authors do that. Hope you enjoy it too.

Laurean -- thank you SO much for your prayer and kind words. Your novel is set in 1938??? Ooooo ... sounds like I need to check it out. I love the 20s and 30s!!