Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Light in the Window- review and contest giveaway

What A Light in the Window is about:
Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston's most notorious purse her, attraction, dreams and faith only muddle her mind. Can the light in the window illuminate the path of true love?

I have read the first two books in Julie Lessman's, Winds of Change series, and loved each one. So when Julie emailed me to see if I would consider reading her recent creation and spotlight it on my blog, I never once hesitated!! Julie's books are what I like to call 'gentle reads' and what she describes as inspirational romance. Yes, she writes about faith, God, and the Bible, but never in that preachy or over-the-top manner. She writes realistic characters who face dilemmas that normal people encounter every day. I loved Marcy and Patrick's story. I truly enjoy stories about second chances and the power of forgiveness!  It made me smile and laugh, and when I finished the last page I immediately wanted to read The Daughters of Boston series!

Recommend? Absolutely! And if you've never read any of Julie's books this one would be a perfect place to start!! She writes from the heart and you can't help but fall in love with her characters!

Bonus to my readers- Julie is hosting a fantastic giveaway so click on the link below!!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Julie  for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

Review Book #31
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  1. Well of course it's good... her name is Julie, right?!?!? *wink* Sounds like a great book!!!!

    1. If you like historical fiction Julie, then you might enjoy her books!

  2. I haven't read any of her books but it does sound good

    1. She writes a nice story during a time period that I am really curious about!!

  3. Sounds like a good one. Glad you liked it!

  4. Staci!!! You have to read the Daughters of Boston series. I love, love A Passion Most Pure (the others too!). I recommend it over and over and over. Loved this one too.

  5. I'm just about to start reading it. Loved Daughters of Boston. I'm sure you will too!

  6. This series sounds great and that cover is so inviting...I should add book 1 to my wishlist!

  7. STACI, YOU SWEETHEART, YOU!! LOVE the review ... and love YOU for being part of my blog tour!! Thank you SO much for not only reading my books, but for writing a review that makes me smile. I have entered you in my Kindle contest with 2 pts. for posting this review/contest info, so let me know if you post anywhere else (FB, Twitter, Amazon when the book is released on 11/9), and I will up your points, okay?

    I invite any of your readers who haven't read my books to check out my favorite romantic scenes on the "Excerpts" tab of my website to see if you like my passionate style of writing. If you only have time to read one scene, I encourage the romantic scene from A Hope Undaunted because it's my fave -- just scroll down till you get there. Here's the link:


    And waving to Nise for her sweet comment and her great reviews as well -- THANK YOU!!


  8. I love the term gentle read. Who doesn't want that?!


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