A Passion Most Pure, The Daughters of Boston Series #1
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Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.
As the title implies, a major theme of the book is how to handle sexual desires in a godly way. While I think Lessman could have toned down the frequency of this subject and still covered it effectively, I also feel that her conclusions were accurate. She tried to drive home the idea that we should give all our desires to God and strive for purity, both physical and emotional, and that substituting cheap, physical love for a deep, genuine, God-centered love will never satisfy, and is harmful.
The characters in the story are pretty realistic. I could easily visualize Charity jealously attacking Faith, both verbally and by flirting with Faiths beau. I totally empathized when Faith tried so hard to bite her tongue and failed. Also, I loved Mrs. Gerson, the blind, elderly neighbor, who is a spiritual mentor for Faith. She gives such a great example of how Christians should live, regardless of circumstances. Finally, Maisie, Faiths coworker, does a good job of bringing humor to the story.
Overall, I would say that A Passion Most Pure is a good book. It kept my interest the whole time, and I enjoyed reading about a heroine that was so focused on prayer and pleasing God. Im looking forward to book two. Melissa Hellen, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Josy5 Stars Out Of 5Wow!January 28, 2015JosyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read a lot of book and this is the first by Julie Lessman. All I can say is that it is absolutely PERFECT!! There is absolutely no dull moments. I simply could not put the book down. I've never read a book that made me happy, furious and made me cry all in one! I can't wait to read other books from this author.
JER8910Age: 25-34Gender: Female1 Stars Out Of 5Not so good!November 19, 2014JER8910Age: 25-34Gender: FemaleI did not enjoy this book, there was too much lust to be truly Christian. Rather cringing I thought!
RomanceReader5 Stars Out Of 5A Wonderful Read!November 10, 2014RomanceReaderOnce I started this book, I could not put it down. I absolutely love the O'Connor family and recommend this book as well as all the others by Julie Lessman. This book is written with such feeling; passion for God and family and friends. Prepare to sit back and enjoy the read. I sure did!
I downloaded this book as a freebie (Thanks, Julie!), even though I have the three books in this trilogy. It is easier for my arthritic hands to hold an e-reader as these books are lengthy and heavy for me to hold.
It is still available as a free download.
I noticed some negative reviews. Don't pay any attention to them. Julie addresses issues that face real people and shows how solutions to problems and struggles within self and between family members and friends are found at the throne of God.
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Kay1 Stars Out Of 5More than necessary....October 7, 2014KayQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I began my journey with Christian romance novels with the Alaska Bride series. It was not disappointing. Then I branched out to other Christian authors, with this being my next one. I was NOT impressed. The fact that the author chooses to use a lot of semi-erotic phrases borders on unacceptable to me. I am a middle-ages married woman and still feel like this was inappropriate. There is no real need to awaken those desires outside the marriage relationship. I felt like Ms. Lessman was trying to push the boundaries of what should be acceptable amongst Christian circles. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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