A Match Made in Heaven?
Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer?
She’s stubborn, educated, and looking
to give women the vote.
He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking
to give her a piece of his mind.
But when things heat up, they just may give each other a piece of their hearts.
SERIES: Silver Lining Ranch #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical/Western Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2017
“…pretty sure he’d never meet another woman who could fire up every emotion in his body quite like her.”
Y’all. I am still laughing … and swooning… Does that mean I’m swaughing? And if so, how would you pronounce that? I think it ends up sounding awfully close to Beth Erin’s ‘swoofing’ (squeezing words out of feelings). Which is pretty much on the nose here. How do I put into words all these delicious feelings from reading For Love of Liberty? #swoof
Ahem. Pardon my digression there… but the truth is I am still laughing and swooning over this newest historical romance from the ever-delightful Julie Lessman! Liberty is a pistol and a half, a feisty heroine who is nothing if not persistent and opinionated. But at the same time she has a heart just like all of us, easily wounded and in need of tender care.
Finn and Liberty set off their own fireworks extravaganza every time they share the same space, partly because they can’t stand each other and partly because they’re crazy about each other. (In fact, they reminded me of my favorite Julie Lessman couple – Katie O’Connor and Luke McGee from Hope Undaunted.) Those sparks that threaten to ignite the whole town when Finn and Liberty are going toe-to-toe and swapping words … those same sparks burst into a raging inferno when the passions that have been stirred up take the next logical step. Swapping…ahem… kisses. And anyone who has read a Julie Lessman books knows that when she writes a kiss she makes the most of each word and emotion. Translation: WOWZA!
But, as always, between the passionate characters and the laugh-out-loud moments (the poppy seeds!!) and the kisses that leave you hoping your kindle doesn’t short out from the heat 😉 Julie Lessman points us directly to the Source of truest love. Clearly and seamlessly, but not in a preachy manner, she weaves Godly wisdom onto these pages as well. Lessons on taming the tongue and waiting for God’s best sidle up beside words like this, “Ask the Good Lord for His opinion, why don’t you, then just follow the peace. Better a headache than a heartache at missing out on what the Almighty has in store.“
Bottom Line: You heard it here, folks. I think Julie Lessman was created to write westerns. I have loved her historicals, and I have loved her contemporaries, but I’m telling you … Julie Lessman + western romance = gold rush! Passion, romance, and faith are skillfully woven together in a story that keeps readers engaged from beginning to end. A cute little twist at the end involving the Poppys – the most adorable pastor & his equally adorable wife – leaves you grinning from ear to ear and even more eager for future books in the Silver Lining Ranch series!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 5 stars / Love. It.
KissingBook Level: 5 / Where’s the nearest freezer?
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.
Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards. Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also named on Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction list.
Julie’s novel, Isle of Hope was voted on Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, and Surprised by Love appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2014. Her independent novel A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner. Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers entitled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. You can contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at www.julielessman.com.
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