This was the very first Julie Lessman book I read as I randomly just happened to be looking for a good Christian romance in our local library. After I began reading this book, I was immediately drawn to it because of the passionate way Julie Lessman writes about romance and God. This quickly became my very favorite book! I soon discovered the Daughter of Boston Series and read it as well. When I came to this book again in the order they were written, I read it again. As each of Julie's books became available about the O'Connor family, I read each of them again in the order written. I recommended to our local library that all of these books be purchased, and also recommended to our local bookstore to purchase as well as a local church library. This is still probably my favorite of all Julie's books, and it's probably because it was the first one I read. I really like Katie, but I especially like Luke! I highly recommend this great book but encourage you to start with The Daughters of Boston in order followed by the Winds of Change series. Keep up the great writing for us, Julie Lessman! God has blessed you with a gift, my friend.
Wow! Was I excited to get this book as a free download from amazon! And when I realized that A Hope Undaunted was the beginning of a new trilogy by Julie Lessman that continues with three wonderful stories of members of the O'Connor family, I did mental cartwheels and sat down to read. This book provided me with many hours of reading pleasure as the youngest O'Connor daughter, Katie, is spotlighted. I so loved this book.
Although this was for the most part a good story I felt that this crossed over the line as a Christian novel. I was disappointed in the lack of Christian morals and the way the characters jumped so quickly from one person's arms to another. I must add though that the author does bring the gospel in in a wonderful way but still I would not in good conscience be able to recommend this book to others.
I have read several books by this author, and she doesn't disappoint. Hope Undaunted was a cute and fun story, and you love the characters the more you read it. I found myself saying I will just read one chapter tonight and it was 3AM before I stopped!! It pulls you in and you can't stop reading. I highly recommend this book and any of Julie Lessman's other books also.