Review: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

Posted 7 November, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

Review: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman
Title: A Gift Like No Other
Author: Julie Lessman
Published by Indie
Date Published: October 20, 2019
Pages: 129
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: five-stars

WARNING: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital problems, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.

Her dream is writing.
His is the perfect wife and mother.
Until God fulfills them both
with a dream like no other.

Twelve years ago, Faith O’Connor happily gave up her dream as a copywriter to become a wife and mother, clinging to her husband’s promise she could return someday. But when the opportunity arises to write for the Boston Herald again two days a week, her dream hits a snag … along with her marriage.

To Collin McGuire, family is everything because he never really had one of his own. Raised by a father who died early and a mother who didn’t care, Collin is determined to give his children the very best with a full-time mother. But when he denies Faith her dream, he soon discovers he’s denied his own as well … until Christmas day brings a healing through a gift like no other.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
My Thoughts
Have you ever read books that you fall in love with just from the blurb? And then, when you open the book and read it, it didn’t let you down? Yea, I get that with every single Julie Lessman book I read. No matter if it’s a full length, or a novella, I get all the feels and am never disappointed. Lessman truly delivered us a gift like no other with this read!
I fell in love with Faith and Conner in Lessman’s Daughters Of Boston series, so when I learned this novella was part of their story, I couldn’t wait to dive in! I missed the sweet passion, and the way they held strong to their faith and love. I will tell you this right now, if you didn’t love them before, you will absolutely love them now!
Watching as Faith had to weigh her heart and her dreams was beautiful. Lessman made me feel as though I was Faith while reading this, her emotions and passions becoming my own. Seeing Collin conflicting those emotions was stunning. His troubles with what he wanted for his family weren’t accrued lightly. They were legitimate and powerful, but Christmas time is a time for healing and love to shine through and reading their story, really gives me hope for my own life!
This is beyond 5 star worthy novella. The messages that are woven within aren’t overbearing but are just right to renew the reads hope. The passion that Lessman incorporates is the perfect spark-inducing amount, and makes the reader feel good that they’ve taken a chance on this read. If you’ve never read a Julie Lessman novel, then run, don’t walk, to grab this one up. You will not be sorry! Then, when you’ve finished this one, grab up all the others!

About Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction.”

Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Historical Fiction Author of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #4 Novel of the Year and #3 Series of the year. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series—A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Book 1 in her “Winds of Change” series A Hope Undaunted ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010.

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One response to “Review: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

  1. MOLLY!! I can’t thank you enough for this AMAZING review, my friend!! I am SO grateful for your support and encouragement, but especially your precious friendship. God bless you, Molly!

    Hugs and more hugs!
    Julie

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