Goodness! I loved this story so much! The whole series is a favorite of mine, and although His Steadfast Love can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel, I recommend all of the books in this series.
The author created complex characters with difficult back stories and then wove a tale that kept me frantically turning the pages to see what would happen next! The hurts, the burdens that both Cat and Chase carried were not ones easily overcome. The author did a good job of showing that there is only One who can help us get past some things.
This story is packed with passion, but is done tastefully with the view of the author’s tagline, “Passion with a Purpose”. Characters from the previous stories also appear in this novel, allowing the reader to catch up with what is going on in their lives – something I love to do in a series. This novel also has a fantastic epilogue, which seals the deal for me and places this book as a definite favorite and on my re-read shelf for sure.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
She’s bent on fun.
He’s bent on faith.
Till true love bridges the gap.
Cat O’Bryen is the prodigal daughter unhappy with God. First, the father with whom she reconciled dies of cancer and now her twin sister and best friend marries, leaving Cat at home with a newlywed mother, her new husband, and a little brother. But when Cat moves in with a roommate of questionable morals, her family is worried, certain she’s on a path that could damage her faith forever.
Reluctant to get involved with a woman like the one who destroyed his life, ex-Navy SEAL Pastor Chase Griffin steers clear of the attraction he feels for Cat O’Bryen. Until her family begs him to take her under his wing, hoping he can draw her back into the fold. But when the draw she has on him proves too strong to resist, he must rely on the strength of God to offer a friendship as steady and strong as the God whose love is wooing her home.
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Purchase links for the other books in the Isle of Hope series:
A Glimmer of Hope (prequel which is free right now)
Isle of Hope (book one)
Love Everlasting (book two)
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.