A Passion Redeemed (Paperback)
|Author: Julie Lessman|
|Charity O''Connor is a woman who knows what she wants and gets it--one way or another. But is revenge so sweet after all, or will Charity get burned?|
From the Publisher:
Beautiful Charity O'Connor plots to seduce newspaperman Mitch Dennehy, despite the fact that he is still furiously angry with her because she caused her older sister to break her engagement to him.
Customer Reviews of A Passion Redeemed
Charity O'Connor is determined to hook the very Dashing Mitch Dennehy. Mitch plays hard to get but that doesn't hinder Charity at all. She knows what she wants and is just about the best at getting what she sets her heart on. The only problem is what does God want for? Does He even care for her? She thought He had stopped caring about her a long time ago but Mitch insists that all she needs is God. Can she truly give her heart over to God and let his will be done?
An Epic Romance!1/1/2012
While I still think A Passion Denied, Book 3 of the Daughters of Boston series is still my favorite, I think that this one comes close to second favorite. I can't decide between it and A Passion Most Pure! Both were amazing, the whole series captured my heart and if I were to choose favorite characters...well I couldn't because they each took a piece of my heart from each member of the O'Connor family to the best friends of the family like Emma. This book was meant to capture hearts, and the first and third book accomplished the same. This series wasn't supposed to be your typical boy meets girl, fall in love and live happily ever after that leaves you feeling somewhat indifferent, not really caring what happens to the characters. This series was meant to make you care. This series was supposed to make you love the characters. And that's what Julie Lessman accomplished, along with a beautiful story of faith and love that rings true, with God always at the center. That's what true passion is. That's what true LOVE is. God at the center.
A Passion Redeemed Review10/30/2011
This is the 2nd book in the Daughters of Boston series and it is great! I LOVED seeing the villain from A Passion Most Pure turn into the heroine in this book!
Charity O'Connor is by far one of the most complex characters that I have ever encountered. The villian that I despised in "A Passion Most Pure" now becomes the herione I love in "A Passion Redeemed". In all honesty, I wasn't sure how Julie Lessman was going to pull off such a monumental task! With the finesse of a true story teller, she heart-breakingly weaves the story of Charity O'Connor, showing that no one is beyond the point of redemption. Another story filled with passion, deceit, and a God who loves us more than we can imagine... a definite must read!
A Passionate Redemptive Story9/20/2010
Charity O’Connor puts all of her worth and meaning of life into her outward beauty. Longing for a man who refuses her advances, Charity does everything within her power with tragic results. Will she finally turn to the love of God, or blame Him when she doesn’t get her way? Often in a series of books, characters who played a minor role in the first and then get a major role in the second often come across as perfect in the first and suddenly flawed in the second. It is often what makes series difficult for me to really get into right away. But for all those who read A Passion Most Pure, we know Charity is flawed and I was looking forward to how Julie Lessman would redeem this poor, lost girl. She did it marvelously. This book was a breath of fresh air. Often in books the character is put through great tragedy to learn their lesson, but in this case Charity went through great personal and internal struggles, that continued to build until she wasn’t sure where to turn. It made for great reading and a wonderful different perspective. What Lessman book isn’t complete without passion? Julie keeps it Biblical, while showing the tragedies of stepping outside the boundaries of the Lord and the sweetness of true and pure love inside the Lord’s blessing. I could go on forever! Another wonderful novel and I can’t wait to read book three!!
Love Charity's Story!9/17/2010
As with all of the books in the Daughters of Boston series, I give this book 5 stars! Julie Lessman's writing is first-rate and on the mark! If you're looking for a story that marries romance, passion, and a love for Christ, then look no further. You will find this and so much more in all of Julie Lessman's books. It's apparent that Julie has a huge heart for God, and I am thankful that she uses her writing talent to bring glory to Him. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to read Christian fiction that has some "sizzle" to it, knowing that it won't cross the line into anything inappropriate. Romantic passion and God's Word are perfectly balanced to me in Julie's books. You're not served one, without the other. As I like to say, they're "married" together in such a way that you're entertained with an incredible story, while at the same time, there are scriptural references that help strengthen your walk with the Lord. It's PASSION with a PURPOSE as Julie says, and I agree with this 100% I highly recommend each book in this series!