Thursday, November 6, 2014

Surprised by Love ~ Julie Lessman

  • File Size: 4782 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDN83JE

Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney's office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school--and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

Fan favorite Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will have readers in a tizzy in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.

My take on this book:
Never really fitting in and often teased being called four eyes and fatty Megan McClare didn't really have a positive self image of herself,but spending one year in Paris during her senior year changes all that. She blossoms from the girl that no one noticed to a beauty that is hard to ignore, and her best friend Bram is seeing her through different eyes. Thing is there is more than one person who would like to capture the attention of Meg, but who will she choose?

Surprised By Love is the third book in The Heart of San Francisco series, and while it can be read as a stand alone I would recommend reading each book in the series. Meg is such a strong character, a bit of a spitfire who has ideas of her own. It was nice to see her character grow and change as the story progressed, I couldn't help but wonder who she might ultimately wind up with. Julie Lessman knows how to throw in a few twists along with a few secrets to keep the plot interesting. The theme of forgiveness is woven into the story, and while there is certainly a faith based theme it isn't overly done or preachy. Whether it has been a month or a year Ms. Lessman has a wonderful way of drawing me right back into her series allowing me to feel as if I am reconnecting with old friends.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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