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Friday, April 19, 2013

Book Review - Love At Any Cost: The Heart of San Francisco Novel by Julie Lessman

He's looking to take care of his family. She's looking to take care of her heart.
Trouble is . . . love's looking to take care of them both.

Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Jilted by a fortune hunter, Cassidy travels west hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart.

Can love prevail when Jamie discovers that Cassidy is poorer than he is? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

Bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the delectable Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Join your favorite romantic storyteller as she moves to the hills of San Francisco for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations.

 Taking her readers back to the early 1900s in San Francisco, author Julie Lessman combines a lively storyline, a cast of fascinating characters, and a wonderful faith-filled message to her latest book, "Love At Any Cost."

I was so impressed with the historical aspect of the tale (who knew they had Dr. Pepper in San Fran way back then!?) and the humor that Julie includes to make this a delightful, gentle romance.

Fans of inspirational fiction will enjoy this first book in a new series for Julie Lessman.

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 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year, and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year.

She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com. 

My thanks to Baker Books/Revell Books for providing the review copy of this book and including me on this tour.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Martha Eskuchen said...

This is an author I really want to read. And I love historical and inspirational...great mix. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I hope you like this one!