Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review: A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

Back Cover (from Goodreads):
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known? 

My Review:
Another good one from Miss Lessman!

A Heart RevealedI am/was super excited to finally read Sean's story! Goodness, he's the oldest shouldn't his story been sooner? Nonetheless, this one was very interesting to read. As a quick side note, it is definitely apparent that Miss Lessman has raised the "passion/romance" bar. I truly love Emma and Sean, but there were several issues that came up in the story that I had to skip. :-(

On a more positive note, I found Charity's sisterly affection for Emma so, so, sweet. Reading A Heart Revealed really opened up the doors for us to see Charity's better, softer, side. For once, I actually liked Charity! Emma's motherly care for her neighbor, Casey, was very endearing as well.

It was really different for me to read about Emma, though not in a bad sense. To me it was just weird for her not to be an O'Connor sister! Haha! The tables are really turned from any of the previous books to this one. Overlooking the extra doses of passion, I did like this one. Emma and Sean are such sweet characters and I'm happy they've both found happiness and love in each other. :-)

I bought this book, no review required.

6 comments:

  1. I've only read two books by Julie, this one and the one before it, but was also impressed (and not in a good way) by the "passionate" aspects. I'm glad to hear that this one has more than Julie's earlier books...I'll look forward more to reading them. But I felt like even between this one and the first one, there was a different in the passion content. :P Thanks for your review! :)

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    1. Yeah the Winds of Change series has definitely raised the bar, Charity! I think you'll like the first series best, as I know I did. :)

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  2. Cannot wait to delve into this one. Someday. :O

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    1. Julie Lessman is a very talented author! :-) Let me know when "someday" happens, okay? :D

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  3. This sounds like an average-ish plot for this genre, but I know that sometimes just hearing the summary doesn't do the story justice. Would you say that this was a pleasant, but not unique story, or that the plot had more to offer than it seemed according to the back cover.

    I love what you're doing here and how your reply to your comments:)

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    1. I guess it depends on how you look at it. This book is part of the Winds of Change series, which comes after the Daughters of Boston series. I suppose for me, having read all the previous books, I wanted to read it more for the characters than the plot. As for unique? I have never read a series that had a more enjoyable family than the O'Connors. Romance wise? Maybe, but I can't think of anything off the top of my head. The plot is thickened near the end with lots of twists even I couldn't anticipate. Hope this helped! :-)

      Thanks!

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