A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story…by Julie Lessman Plus Kindle Contest!


A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story

First of all, to let you know about the Kindle contest and the Review contese….Go HERE to Julie’s blog and read all about it!

Book Blurb

One Woman. Two Men.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?

Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston’s most notorious pursue her, she encounters a tug-of-war of the heart she isn’t expecting. Sam O’Rourke is the childhood hero she’s pined for, the brother of her best friend and a member of the large, boisterous family to which she longs to be a part. So when his best friend Patrick O’Connor joins in pursuit of her affections, the choice seems all too clear. Sam is from a family of faith and Patrick is not, two rogues whose wild ways clash head-on with Marcy’s—both in her faith and in her heart.

While overseeing the Christmas play fundraiser for the St. Mary’s parish soup kitchen—A Light in the Window—Marcy not only wrestles with her attraction to both men, but with her concern for their spiritual welfare. The play is based on the Irish custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to welcome the Holy Family, and for Marcy, its message becomes deeply personal. Her grandmother Mima cautions her to guard her heart for the type of man who will respond to the “light in the window,” meaning the message of Christ in her heart. But when disaster strikes during the play, Marcy is destined to discover the truth of the play’s message first-hand when it becomes clear that although two men have professed their undying love, only one has truly responded to “the light in the window.”


Finally!! We find out how Marcy and Patrick meet. And what a story it is. Isn’t is amazing how meeting ‘the’ girl can change a guys life? Cause him to do unthinkable things he never dreamed he would do? Well that is what happened to Patrick. But life sure wasn’t easy for the poor guy. He had it rough, and it seemed like everyone was against him, even his family.

A Light In The Window is another WOW book from one of my favorite authors, Julie Lessman. With characters that we already love, it was really fun reading about the young Patrick and Marcy, their goods and bads, ins and outs of the pre-dating, through the tough times of getting to know each other. And with all of the action going on throughout the book, you can’t stop reading because you’re so eager to find out what happens with Patrick. And you will understand that when you read the book!

And I love the ‘Light In The Window’ story and the way it was used as the Christmas story. Julie Lessman weaves together friends, family, situations, church family and God and tells a story that will touch your heart and stay with you for a long time. And I love and appreciate how Julie show in her characters how God takes a life that people think is lost forever and turns it completely around, and all when we trust Him.

This is a great Christmas story that I strong encourage you to add as part of your Christmas reading enjoyment. You will not be disappointed. And if you have read the Wind of Change Series, then this book is a Must for you to read!

Author Julie Lessman provided an e-copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

What people are saying about the works of Julie Lessman …

“At last, the prequel I’ve been longing for …”
— Mary Connealy, bestselling author of the Kincaid Bride Series

“A Passion Most Pure is a frolicking read brimming with humor, desire, and addled affections, and guarantees to satisfy the most romantic of hearts.” — Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered.

“A thought-provoking yet very enjoyable read, one I hated to put down and returned to over and over with great eagerness and anticipation. I can’t wait for the next one in this series.” — Kathleen Morgan, author of A Fire Within and As High as the Heavens.

“In a powerful and skillfully written novel, Lessman exposes raw human emotions, proving once again that it’s through our greatest pain that God can lead us to our true heart, revealed and restored. Thoroughly enthralling!” — Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series.

“Julie Lessman brings all her passion for romance rooted in her passion for God to A Heart Revealed. Emma Malloy is her finest heroine yet. These characters, with their own personal struggles and the ignited flame of an impossible love, fill the pages of this powerful, passionate, fast-paced romance.” — Mary Connealy, author of the Lassoed in Texas and the Montana Marriages series.

“What an interesting mix of characters. Rather than a single boy-meets-girl romance, Julie Lessman’s latest novel takes readers on an emotional roller coaster with several couples — some married, some yearning to be married–as they seek to embrace love, honor the Lord, and uncover a dark truth that’s been hidden for a decade. Readers who long for passion in their love stories will find it in abundance here!”–Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Thorn in My Heart.

“Lessman writes my favorite kind of book: the kind I can’t put down–a book that has a heroine with unforgettable spunk, a romance with undeniable sparks, and a family that will remain in your heart long after you turn the last page.”– Siri Mitchell, author of She Walks in Beauty.

“Captivating characters, richly drawn, along with riveting and thought-provoking scenes–A Hope Undaunted will leave you breathless with anticipation. Julie Lessman has written a novel that resonates throughout with constant reminders of God’s unconditional love.”– Maggie Brendan, author of Heart of the West series.

About Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction.” Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Historical Fiction Author of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #4 Novel of the Year and #3 Series of the year. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series–A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Book 1 in her “Winds of Change” series A Hope Undaunted ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at http://www.julielessman.com

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Lessman
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 22:08:16

    Oh, JOY, you certainly live up to your name, my friend, because your reviews ALWAYS put a big smile on my face!!! Thank you SO much, my friend, for being part of my blog tour and taking the time to read the book and write such a WONDERFUL review — you are a true blessing!!




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