Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Love Surrendered by Julie Lessman

A Love Surrendered (Winds of Change, #3)


She's hoping to find her first true love. He's hoping to forget his. Will her secret come between them?

Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy has moved to Boston and is embracing the city life, with a new name and wide-open future. When she gets involved with a fast crowd at Ocean Pier- one that includes the handsome Steven O'Connor- she is pulled deeper and deeper into a world of rule breakers and mischief makers. She finds herself drawn to Steven and the whole O'Connor family. But a secret Annie is keeping has the power to destroy her best-laid plans.

Will Steven ever see her as more that a sweet country girl who needs protecting? And will he break her heart when he finds out who she really is?

With heart-pounding romance, intense family drama, and the emotional twists and turns Julie Lessman fans have come to expect, A Love Surrendered will ignite your senses and inspire your spirit.

My Opinion:

Way to wrap it up;) I'm very sad to have finished the O'Connor family's story. I wish their were more!

Throughout the series I could tell that Steven thought he was the 'Black Sheep' of the family, especially when  I read A Hope Undaunted. When in reality he wasn't. All the members of the O'Connor family had their flaws and they all were confronted with their struggles at sometime or another. It was great seeing Steven being confronted by his through his fathers teaching. He knew that his father had forgiven him for stuff that he had done, but he could never forgive himself until his father helped bring him to Christ.

Annie was a great character! I didn't care for the way that Steven and her met because I would of liked to have known her in other books before this one like the other characters, plus I didn't find it very realistic. But I loved how she was still connected to the family in a way. *SPOILER ALERT* (Annie's big secret)- The sister of Steven's ex-girlfriend Maggie. That really did help tie her character into the story a little more.

I liked how the people in A Love Surrendered and the rest of the series are just normal people that have normal jobs that live normal everyday lives. For example: some of them were cops, news writers, store owners, adoption workers, school attenders. None of them do anything out of the ordinary. I just really love this because it seems to bring the people down to my level. People that I could have possibly been friends with if I lived back then.

All in all, I love the heart, soul, passion, and love for God that Julie puts into her writing. She did not disappoint with this series. Nor did she disappoint with the ending of the O'Connor's story. Like she wrote on the last page of this book, "Only a new beginning..."

Yes, only a new beginning where yours and my imaginations will finish the story.

I recommend this book/series to older teens and adults because their are definitely steamy parts, alcohol, innuendoes of sex before marriage, partying...etc.

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Walk Down Memory Lane: Like my reviews for the other books:)

Daughters of Boston:

• A Passion Most Pure- Review / Goodreads
• A Passion Redeemed- Review / Goodreads
• A Passion Denied- Review / Goodreads

Winds of Change:

• A Hope Undaunted- Review / Goodreads
• A Heart Revealed- Review / Goodreads
• A Love Surrendered- Goodreads

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