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)
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.
Isle of Hope series
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SLB tour grand prize winner will receive:
a character named after you in an upcoming book
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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