Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Passion Denied~ by Julie Lessman

A Passion Denied is the third book in The Daughters of Boston Series. This story focused on Elizabeth O'Connor, Faith and Charity's younger sister. Lizzie had been mentored by John Brady since she was a little girl. They shared a love of God's word and of literature, but as Lizzie matures and her feelings for John develop from that of a young girl to a woman in love she becomes frustrated since John seems doomed to view Lizzie as his little sister. Lizzie, though discouraged, refuses to give up him until John's past pushes her away.

I really enjoyed this book. Not only did I get to learn more about Lizzie but the story continues to follow the rest of the O'Connor family who also have difficult situations to deal with in their friendships and marriages. I appreciate how Lessman tells her stories not shying away from the way life is and how sometimes even when trying to live God's way there are ways that one can fall off track or lose sight of the truth and even miss the blessing God has right in front of us. So please check this book out for your self. And if you haven't read the series yet you definitely need to read the other two books. I recommend starting at the beginning with a Passion Most Pure, but be warned once you start reading this series you may find yourself unable to do anything else until the book is finished :)

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