As I sat down at the end of last month going through the alphabet looking for words for each letter, finding a ‘J’ literary term seemed hard to find. So I started thinking about other avenues I could still write about, but also at the same time somehow be writing related. And then I thought of my friend Julie Lessman. While we’ve never met in person, we have talked several time either through email or on Facebook.
I first heard about Julie from a good friend, Joy Melville (who also happens to start with ‘J’ and has her own blog journeystojoy.net). She highly recommend her books for me to checkout and read. I had already received one of her books in the past when it had been given away for free, but Joy insisted I start out with the first book Julie ever published called A Passion Most Pure (The Daughters of Boston Book #1). So, I went out and purchased that first book.
I fell in love with her writing style. While the book is considered romance, and trust me, it has a lot of it in there, I’d also say it’s part women’s fiction. What I love about it is Julie is down to earth with her character’s. She’s not afraid to show how to people are attracted to each other while at the same weaving in a faith element throughout the novel.
Something else I also found intriguing due to how well written the book was that while the characters were Catholic, I didn’t even find that out until I’d made it quite a ways into the novel. Julie does it in such away where she is able to bring an element of similarities in real life because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what church you attend but it’s the belief you have in Jesus that counts.
I feel blessed to be able to get to know Julie both as a writer and a friend.
Other books she’s written are:
A Passion Redeemed (The Daughters of Boston Book #2)
Passion Denied, A (The Daughters of Boston Book #3)
A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change Book #1)
A Heart Revealed (Winds of Change Book #2)
A Love Surrendered (Winds of Change Book #3)
Even those the first six books are technically part of two-three book series, I like to call all six books the O’Connor Series because each book is about one of the six children that March and Patrick have. An all around fantastic series.
Have you ever read one of Julie’s books? If so, which one is your favorite?