Hello, reader friends! I’m delighted to share my thoughts on the final installment of the Isle of Hope series, His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman.
about the book
His Steadfast Hope by Julie Lessman (Isle of Hope book 3)
Series: Isle of Hope
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Christian
Publication date: August 1, 2017She’s bent on fun. He’s bent on faith. Till true love bridges the gap.
Cat O’Bryen is the prodigal daughter unhappy with God. First, the father with whom she reconciled dies of cancer and now her twin sister and best friend marries, leaving Cat at home with a newlywed mother, her new husband, and a little brother. But when Cat moves in with a roommate of questionable morals, her family is worried, certain she’s on a path that could damage her faith forever.
Reluctant to get involved with a woman like the one who destroyed his life, ex-Navy SEAL Pastor Chase Griffin steers clear of the attraction he feels for Cat O’Bryen. Until her family begs him to take her under his wing, hoping he can draw her back into the fold. But when the draw she has on him proves too strong to resist, he must rely on the strength of God to offer a friendship as steady and strong as the God whose love is wooing her home.
In true Julie Lessman style, the Isle of Hope series packs a punch in both the faith and passion departments. His Steadfast Love is a delightfully satisfying conclusion for this Christian romance series. Readers will find a sweet increase of kisses in this story thanks to the multiple pairs of happy newlywed characters from previous books.
Cat O’Bryen is an outspoken, flirtatious, and a self-proclaimed rebel with a weakness for chocolate and ice cream. Despite her outward sass and spunk, Cat is understandably feeling lonely in the shadows of her family’s newlywed glow. Her affection for desserts is so contagious, I cannot be held responsible for my actions the next time I’m near a Stone Cold Creamery!
Chase Griffin has been friend-zoned twice already within this series and while those ladies ultimately ended up with the right men for them, it has to sting the pastor’s confidence a bit anyway. My favorite part of this story is the cozy lake community that Chase lives in. I couldn’t get enough of his grandmotherly landlord, exuberant dog, and imagined views of a crystal clear spring-fed lake.
His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman is a meat and potatoes read with plenty of desserts! Heavy topics like forgiveness, abuse, purity, family, and faith are seasoned with a work hard, play hard attitude and a healthy serving of “friendly” competitions.
I requested the opportunity to read this book through the author. The opinions expressed are my own.
His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman excerpt
about the author
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 Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 17 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 most recent novel, Isle of Hope was voted on Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, and Surprised by Love appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s list of Top Ten Novels 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 on her website.
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a signed paperback copy of His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman OR signed e-book
e-book of Unfailing Love and Love Everlasting (Isle of Hope book 1 & 2)
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17 thoughts on “His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman + excerpt”
I have read several of your previous books, and would love to win a copy of this one. It sounds like another good one.
Definitely! Best wishes in the giveaway!
GOBERS … thank you SO much for reading some of my books, and here’s hoping this nets you a win!
HUGS and GOOD LUCK!
I can’t wait for the conclusion of this amazing series! Love, love, love Julie and her wonderful books!
Cat and Chase do not disappoint!
KELLY!! Thanks SO much for coming by to leave a comment, my sweet friend, and here’s hoping I can send you the winning copy of His Steadfast Love!
HUGS AND MORE HUGS!
This sounds so good. I enjoyed reading the “Behind the scenes” facts. The chocolate chip pie sounds yummy!
Right?! I want to eat some!!!
Hey, WINNIE, SO good to see you here, my friend, and oh honey, if you have never had chocolate chip pie, you need to try it because it is SUPER EASY and stays a long time in the fridge or freezer. Perfect dessert, really, as long as you have ice cream … 😉
Hugs and good luck!
BETH!!! Thank you SO much, not only for the great review, but for all of your support for this series — you have been a true blessing, my friend!
Hugs and more hugs!
It has been my pleasure, Julie! I’m delighted to tell readers about your stories! HUGS! ????
I’ve read all of Julie’s books and always enjoy them. Thanks for doing the giveaway.
Me too! Best wishes in the giveaway!
Hey, STORYENTHUSIAST, thank you SOOO much for reading my books, my friend, and here’s hoping I can send you a winning copy, yes?
Thanks for a wonderful review, Beth – I love that you included an excerpt and the Behind the Scenes Facts about the series!! I loved “His Steadfast Love”, it’s truly one of Julie’s very best works!! Her chocolate chip pie is known as Derby pie here in the Ky. Derby area and yes, it’s delicious – and oh so rich!!
Thank you, dear Bonnie! Oh, I really need to try this recipe! It makes my mouth water every time I read it!
BONNIE???? BONNIE ROOF??? I do not recognize your addy, you stinker, you!! And I had NO IDEA that chocolate chip pie was known as Derby Pie in Kentucky — you never told me that, I don’t think.
Thank you for your kind words, my sweet friend, and you are always in my thoughts and prayers.