Historical Fiction, Review

A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

Hello, reader friends! Today, I’m sharing my review of Christmas novella A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman as part of a Singing Librarian Books blog tour and giveaway!


about the book

A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman 

A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

Her dream is writing.
His is the perfect wife and mother.
Until God fulfills them both
with a dream like no other.

Twelve years ago, Faith O’Connor happily gave up her dream as a copywriter to become a wife and mother, clinging to her husband’s promise she could return someday. But when the opportunity arises to write for the Boston Herald again two days a week, her dream hits a snag … along with her marriage.

To Collin McGuire, family is everything because he never really had one of his own. Raised by a father who died early and a mother who didn’t care, Collin is determined to give his children the very best with a full-time mother. But when he denies Faith her dream, he soon discovers he’s denied his own as well … until Christmas day brings a healing through a gift like no other.

Julie Lessman’s stories are unapologetically passionate Christian romance, readers who are unfamiliar with her work are invited to check out these excerpts!

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my thoughts

This sweetly steamy and inspirational romance novella will put readers in the mood to snuggle up with their spouses by the Christmas tree! Fans of A Passion Most Pure (book 1 of The Daughters of Boston series) will especially enjoy this “where are they now?” glimpse of Faith and Collin and the entire O’Connor clan. The author’s inclusion of relatable challenges and reminders to seek God’s will and apply His precepts in all areas of our lives touched my heart!

If you like stories with plenty of kisses and tasteful marital passion, A Gift Like No Other delivers! In my humble opinion, we need more stories like this one that honor, challenge, and encourage the relationship between married couples.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


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.

Julie LessmanAuthor of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, Isle of Hope, and Silver Lining Ranch series, Julie was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered over 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards.

Voted #1 Romance Author in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie’s novels also made Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, Best of 2014, and “Essential Christian Romance Authors” 2017, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction. Her independent novel A Light in the Window was 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. Contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books on her website!

Follow Julie on goodreads, facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, or amazon! Subscribe to her newsletter or read her posts at Seekerville and Journal Jots!


tour giveaway

(6) winners will receive an ebook Christmas stocking bundle & an ebook copy of A Gift Like No Other!

A Gift Like No Other SLB tour giveaway

Giveaway ends November 12 at 11:59 pm MT. Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

enter giveaway here

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O’Connor Christmas novellas

A Whisper of Hope by Julie Lessman The Best Gift of All by Julie Lessman A Dream Fulfilled by Julie Lessman A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman


Don’t y’all love revisiting favorite characters?!
Be sure to add A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman to your tbr!

11 thoughts on “A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman”

  1. Hi, Beth! I enjoyed your review and so agree….we need more stories like A Gift Like No Other which encourage couples though the challenges of marriage difficulties. Julie’s writing provides this with faith-filled advice through the experiences of her characters. Definitely a feel-good Christmas read!


  2. Bravo Beth on a wonderful review! Absolutely love Julie Lessman’s O’Connor stories and A Gift Like No Oher is no exception. I also agree that this story does not only a great job in describing how marital relationships need constant TLC,but we also need to think of our prayer life and relationship with God.. It doesn’t hurt either that this story is also very entertaining. Was sent by Journal Jots.


  3. Fantastic review, Beth! Julie, writes with a spirit of excellence! I’m looking forward to reading this one.

    I’m a Journal Jot reader.


  4. Are any of the O’Connor Christmas novellas available in PAPER format? I fell in love with the characters in the series and would like to purchase the Christmas novels in paper format but have only been able to find them in electronic format. The characters and story lines have so much depth. Please make these novels in paper format.


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