If you have been around this book bloggy long you know I am a Julie Lessman fan. :) I have adored her writing from her first book and also am blessed enough to now call her friend. So it should be no surprise that I wait anxiously each time her new book comes out. A Heart Revealed was no exception. What I did not expect was for this book to become my favorite. I have long adored Brady and Lizzie’s book, A Passion Denied but now the story of Sean and Emma has moved into favorite position.
I have always liked Emma in the other books but to finally get a glimpse into her life and her heart was a treat. I found myself understand her choices and her emotions. Her heart was just beautiful even though she carried around so many scars. Emma is truly a relatable character for many women.
Sean. Whew. That man…. I found myself wishing for one of him ;) (Mr. Darcy and Gilbert Blythe better watch out!) The heart he had for his family and those in his life is unique and a refreshing look at a male character.
The love story is sweet and will have you rooting for Sean and Emma even while your heart is breaking. Julie throws in a few incredible twists that leave you sitting with your mouth wide open and wondering how in the world is this going to end?
The beat of my heart is the beauty of redemption. I find it to be the most beautiful of things and through out A Heart Revealed that is the theme of Emma’s life. Of Sean’s life. Of the O’Connor’s. The story from that aspect is absolutely beautiful.
Like in Julie’s past books I cried and I literally laughed out loud several times. (There is a kitchen scene that I re-read a few times and laughed until tears came because it was so funny and so real!)
As always you get to glimpse into the lives of the whole O’Connor clan and catch up with your favorite characters.
At 512 pages A Heart Revealed is one of those stories you get to completely imerse yourself in and just enjoy reconnecting with the characters and learning about Emma and Sean. As always I closed the book with a sigh.
About the book:
Her heart is tied to a youthful vow . . . but can true love set it free?
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston, running for her life. Her emotional wounds have finally faded, and her life is now full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity’s handsome and charming brother, Sean O’Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she’s ever known?
Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold you in its grip until the very last page.
“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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(I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.)