Grace Like Rain by Julie Lessman

About This Book

A lovable rogue.
A wary secretary.
Caught in a downpour of love.

Blake “The Rake” McClare has a notorious reputation as a womanizer, which is why soft-spoken Patience Peabody carefully avoids the lovable rogue attorney at the law firm in which they both work. Until a rare thunderstorm brings them together in a love soaked with the grace of God … and sparked with more than a little lightning!


From the longest book, to the shortest Novella, the passion in author Julie Lessman’s books grab you and keeps you glued to the pages until you finish the story. And that’s just the way Grace Like Rain was for me. Blake McClare worked in his uncles law office by day, and by night his second home was the local bar and women. An answer to his mother and sisters prayers, Blake finally notices the young lady working as a legal secretary for the law firm.

Patience Grace Peabody was pretty shy, but she was also strong enough in her faith in the Lord to push Blake as far away as she could. No way would she get involved with a man of his reputation. But Blake is a persistent man. Who will win the tug of war between these two characters?

What a beautiful story of God’s love and redemption! I fell in love with these two characters as they shared their muffins and coffee, with a hint cinnamon, in the very early hours when they arrived at the office. I love that Patience held her ground with Blake, taking a stab at his ego by not giving in to his charm. She was truly an answer to the prayers Blake’s family and friends have been praying for him for so long. I love so much about this book, but don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I won’t tell anything more about the story.

If you love a good clean romance and haven’t read any of Julie Lessman’s books, you are missing out on a wonderful treat. You can feel the passion she pours in each story. Her passion involves so much. Her passion for romance, for her readers, for family, and mostly for her God is so strong it pours into the hearts of those who read her books.



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.


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