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She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister.
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 shift, it threatens to tear her
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.
This book is completely aggravating and yet enjoyable at the same
I can't explain it, but it seems to me Miss Lessman definitely knows how to
create a story, a really good one at that. I fell in love with the O'Connor
family right off the bat- minus Charity. They are a family built on their faith
and strong values and that makes them awesome.
I felt like I really identified with Faith, the female lead and eldest
O'Connor daughter. I understood her not wanting to settle for an ungodly man and
I adored her unwillingness to lower her standards. She's now my fictional role
model. Her relationship with God and her love for her family is so great and
though her flaws, I think she amazing.
Forgive me while I gush a tad longer... Reading this book was kind of like
watching a movie in a good way. I felt swept away into the action of the
O'Connor household. I laughed when they laughed and I cried when they did. I
have never felt such a connection with a fictional family.
All that being said; no book is perfect. Though Miss Lessman promotes a pure
passion and abstinence (hence the title, "A Passion Most Pure"),
there is several heated...erm...passionate kiss scenes scattered through the
book with the parents, a few with Charity and Collin, and lastly between Collin
and Faith. No worries, nothing is ever too descriptive but it did make me skim the
page and move on quickly.
In sum, I was captivated with Miss Lessman's world. Nothing ever seemed
happy-go-lucky for too long, there was always some twist or drama that I never
saw coming. If you like good writing, stable characters, a wonderful setting,
and romance piled in one- you'll enjoy this one. :-)
I purchased this book, no review required.