A LOVE SURRENDERED
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.
I savored every word and closed this book with the greatest of reluctance and then wept because I will miss the O'Connor clan so much. I can't help but feel that there are so many more untold stories and don't think I'll be able to stop myself from begging the author for the next generation's love stories! Writing this review is very bittersweet.
I love the heart Lessman put into her books. The way she transforms characters into people -- real people with real struggles that I can relate to. I love how she is not afraid to approach supposedly taboo subjects while making sure that Christ is in the centre of each one. And I really appreciated reading about the spiritual battles waged by the characters in A Love Surrendered. Lessman speaks truth with a passion and power that stirs my emotions and my resolves. Reading her books never fails to bring me closer to God. Bless her for that!
I loved Annie's story -- loved the twists in her tale that surprised me a time or two. Love when a book looks like it's heading one way and then makes a right turn to somewhere else. And I adore Annie's faith mentor. Won't reveal more for fear of posting spoilers -- but it was so appropriate -- bringing the two series full circle. It's little details like this that bring such depth and satisfaction to a read.
Though A Love Surrendered is definitely Steven and Annie's story the author managed to incorporate the whole O'Connor clan in such a wonderful way. My heart is full after reading the last page. Like I said, bittersweet but so worth the read.
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