Saturday, April 20, 2013

Love At Any Cost, a review

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in "Love at Any Cost."

Filled to the brim with believable characters and their journey towards love....

Moments of laughter...and moments of tears...

Stereotypes whittled away and twists a-comin'!

Such a delightful Julie Lessman book. A wonderful start to a new series. I'm anxious, already, for the next one- for I truly loved this, almost more than any other she's written. Her flair for characters and plot and setting are brilliantly composed. Lessman delves into the soul and allows you to "see" the characters and experience their flaws as well as their positive attributes. Truly a keeper!

Thanks to Revell Publishing for the complimentary review copy in return for my original review!

It's happening today..

She turns ten.

How does time go by so quickly? Her little tiny smiles are bigger flashes of joy...things like Clifford and princesses are turning to that new book she wants to read over and over and FaceTime. Still, God's tender mercies are new each morning. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of HER!