Book Review: “Isle of Hope” by Julie Lessman

February 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Julie Lessman in her new book, “Isle of Hope book coverIsle of Hope” Book One in the Isle of Hope series published by The Author introduces us to Lacey Carmichael.

From the back cover:  She stole his heart. He stole her peace. Can hope steal their pain?

Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O’Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves.

Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith and led him astray.

Can a wild girl gone good rebuild bridges with a good boy gone bad, turning tables—and hearts—to restore “hope” for them all?

Let me start by saying once you have a Julie Lessman book you start with a real treat. Now with this particular Julie Lessman book you start with her best work to date. Lacey is a bad girl and Jack is a good boy. Eight years later that is all changed in reverse. Now how are these two going to get together? Due to the quality of her writing and that Lacey and Jack are so wonderfully written you forget this is a work of fiction and become so absorbed in their lives you forget to put the book down and wind up losing sleep.  However that is a small price to pay for the quality of story that Ms. Lessman has provided us.  “Isle Of Hope” is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance. I recommend you go to the bathroom, turn off your phone, make yourself some Sweet Tea and a lot of popcorn, you are not going to want to be interrupted while you are reading this book. “Isle Of Hope” is loaded with twists and turns that will leave you guessing what is going to happen to these two all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Author.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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