Review & Giveaway: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

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About the Book

A Gift Like No Other

Her dream is writing.
His is the perfect wife and mother.
Until God fulfills them both
with a dream like no other.

Twelve years ago, Faith O’Connor happily gave up her dream as a copywriter to become a wife and mother, clinging to her husband’s promise she could return someday. But when the opportunity arises to write for the Boston Herald again two days a week, her dream hits a snag … along with her marriage.

To Collin McGuire, family is everything because he never really had one of his own. Raised by a father who died early and a mother who didn’t care, Collin is determined to give his children the very best with a full-time mother. But when he denies Faith her dream, he soon discovers he’s denied his own as well … until Christmas day brings a healing through a gift like no other.

WARNING: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital problems, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.


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. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.

Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, Isle of Hope, and Silver Lining Ranch series, Julie was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered over 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards.

Voted #1 Romance Author in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie’s novels also made Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, Best of 2014, and “Essential Christian Romance Authors” 2017, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction. Her independent novel A Light in the Window was an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.

Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers entitled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. Contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at



A Gift Like No OtherI loved seeing into the heart of Collin and Faith’s marriage, with both their passion and love for each other, as well as their conflicts that needed to be worked out. This novella showed their human reactions to hurts, fears, and insecurities yet it also revealed hearts that, while perhaps stubborn at first, eventually yeilded to taking things to God in prayer and petition.

I thoroughly enjoyed this peek back into the lives of some of my favorite characters to read about!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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5 Responses to Review & Giveaway: A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

  1. julielessman says:

    Hey, Britt, thank you SOOO much for being part of my blog tour — SOOO appreciate you, your wonderful review, and especially your precious friendship. Love you to pieces, my sweet friend!


  2. Brittany, thank you for your review. Wasn’t it fun to peek into the lives of Collin and Faith? I enjoyed reading about a married couple….and the demands and challenges they faced. Julie’s words of passion and faith go right to the heart. A Gift Like No Other definitely sets up the feel-good mood for a special Christmas. Blessings!

  3. Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Enjoyed your review Britt,thanks for keeping readers posted about good stories! Agree that it was great to see into Faith and Collin’s marriage . Always hoped they would settle this long standing issue between them that always got shoved aside ,but never quite settled. Thanks also to Julie Lessman for continuing the O’Connor story in such a warm,passionate.and touching way.

  4. carylkane says:

    Excellent review! Love Julie Lessman!

    I’m a Journal Jot reader.

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