What a blessing to peek back into the lives of the McClare family of San Francisco! I enjoyed reading Allison McClare’s story. Feeling the fool and brokenhearted, Allison is not too happy with men when the book gets started. So, of course, what a wonderful time for her to meet a handsome, if rough around the edges, detective who holds a grudge against wealthy debutantes. It is a recipe for a wonderful romance!
The author, once again, does a splendid job of writing multi-faceted characters. They appear one way on the surface, but the reader has the opportunity to delve deeply into their thoughts and discern who the true person is underneath. There is always more to a character than meets the eye in one of Julie Lessman’s books. I enjoyed Allison and Nick’s relationship that developed throughout the book, however, I must admit that I am completely absorbed in the ongoing turbulent relationship between Caitlyn and Logan. I love the twists and turns that this relationship keeps taking throughout the books and their moments are the ones that really touch my heart and make me reach for the tissues! I anxiously await the next book in this series. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of Dare to Love Again from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction.”
Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Historical Fiction Author of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #4 Novel of the Year and #3 Series of the year. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series—A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Book 1 in her “Winds of Change” series A Hope Undaunted ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010.
You can connect with Julie at http://www.julielessman.com/ and on Facebook.