A Passion Redeemed, The Daughters of Boston Series #2
A Great Book!
A Passion RedeemedÃ¢ÂÂ¦wowÃ¢ÂÂ¦I didnÃ¢ÂÂt think it was possible to like Charity after all she did in A Passion Most Pure! However, the author was able to pull it off. I definitely recommend reading A Passion Most Pure before reading A Passion Redeemed. You just have to know the kind of person Charity was and the things she did in that book to truly appreciate the change that comes about in this second book.
About halfway through the book, I started to feel for Charity. I didnÃ¢ÂÂt really like her yet, but could see that there might be hope for her. She made lots of bad decisionsÃ¢ÂÂ¦I mean LOTS! The girl just couldnÃ¢ÂÂt stop her lying! Just made me want to shake her! Then, when a powerful secret from CharityÃ¢ÂÂs childhood is exposed, I felt sorry for her and could understand her attitude toward God and life in general a little better. By the time I was nearing the end of the book, I was totally on her side, hurting for her as she tried to put her life back together after many disappointments.
Now, the love interestÃ¢ÂÂ¦Mitch. Thickheaded, yes, that term is used in the book for him quite often. It pretty much sums him up. He is older than Charity and he is the ex-fiancÃÂ© of CharityÃ¢ÂÂs sister, Faith. That entire story is told in A Passion Most Pure. Mitch started following Christ during that novel and is now trying to live his life in a way that would please God. However, Mitch has some major trust issues due to events in his past and this becomes a serious problem between he and Charity.
Both characters have some major flaws and make some big mistakes in this book. It is only by the grace of God and, in CharityÃ¢ÂÂs case, the guidance of Christian friends and family, that things will have a chance of working out in the end. This was a very enjoyable book.
October 26, 2013
This book got 5 stars before I even started it
I am a HUGE fan of Julie Lessman, and oddly enough, this ended up being the last book of hers that I hadn't yet read.
Now, I love how Julie writes! There is so much faith and passion infused into her stories that it doesn't take long to get completely wrapped up in the book.
Charity O'Connor is exasperating, and yet you can't help but love her to bits. Mitch is so infuriating at times, and yet we understand and sympathize with him, because any man who puts up with Charity... well, let's just say he's a keeper!
Although this wasn't my favorite in the series, I did enjoy knowing the whole story between Mitch and Charity and the ending was great! Personally, I love it when the woman gets a little riled at the end... :)
And just as a side note: I don't know how the O'Connor girls can go through so many fiancees... you'd think it would wreck a little havoc on the family emotions, to have everyone engaged to each others ex boyfriends. But no, life goes on just as it was before!
I usually like to mention that these books aren't for young teens, as they tend to get a little descriptive as far as desire and sexuality goes. Other then that, if you're fans of historical romance, these books aren't to be missed!
July 5, 2013
This story of Charity O'Connor is one that makes you want to scream, cry, laugh and groan! This book is one that I loved and is definitely one that I recommend to everyone who loves the O'Connor family! If you enjoy passion and romance you'll love this book!
May 31, 2013
A Passion For Redemption!
The second book in the Daughters of Boston series, Julie Lessman brings the story of Charity O'Conner in A Passioned Redeemed. Charity grew up knowing that she was a pretty girl. Now a woman, she uses her beauty to get what she wants, including the attentions of men, sometimes playing one against another. Unlike her sister, Faith, who puts her trust in God, Charity puts her trust in the fact that she can lure those around her with her charms, except for the one man that she truly loves, Mitch Dennehy...and he wants nothing to do with her. She hurt him once and he vows it will never happen again. Will Charity seek for God's approval in her life instead of the approving look given her by men? And will Mitch give her another chance?
Julie writes the story of redemption and forgiveness. The renewal of a faith once forgotten and a love rekindled.
April 23, 2013