A Gift Like No Other By Julie Lessman

A Gift Like No Other


Julie Lessman



WARNING: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital problems, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.

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.


Another sweet Romance from one of my very favorite Romance writers. As avid readers of Ms. Lessman’s books, we all know the passion she has in all of her books, and this one is very passionate. Collin and Faith were experiencing marriage problems, it is the 1930’s and Collin strongly believes in women staying at home raising their children instead of working, but Faith is just as determined that she work. And Collin is not a happy husband.

These two well developed, head strong characters had me both laughing and crying as Collin and Faith have the fight of all fights in their 17 years of marriage. And following their mistakes, discussions for help, and their kids asking what is wrong, Ms. Lessman does a fantastic job of weaving the problems together with scripture on what the Bible says about their issues. This story shows that even the couples everyone may think has a perfect marriage, have problems and sometimes major ones. And it takes a lot of prayer, support and trusting God to fix the issues. And though this is a wonderful book for married couples, I do not recommend it for those who are not married, whether it be couples or single. See Julie’s note at the  beginning of this review.

A big thank you to Julie Lessman for a copy of this book, and for inviting me to join this tour. I love this sweet author as well as her books. If you have never read a book by Ms. Lessman, I highly recommend any of her books, and you can start with this one!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” not only underscores her intense passion for God and romance, but her staunch advocacy for sexual purity before marriage as well. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys reading what she writes — close-knit Irish family sagas as well as both historical and contemporary religious and inspirational romance for the sweet and Christian markets.

Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series with Revell Publishing, Julie 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. Her latest novel, Surprised by Love, appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s list of Top Ten Novels of 2014, and 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 and read excerpts from her books at http://www.julielessman.com, or through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pinterest, as well as sign up for her newsletter. Check out Julie’s group blog, The Seekers, Writers Digest 2013, 2014, and 2015 “Best 101 Websites for Writers,” and Julie’s own personal blog, Journal Jots, voted blog of the month in the Readers’ Choice poll of Book Fun Magazine.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherida Stewart
    Nov 05, 2019 @ 18:17:34

    Great review of Julie’s newest story! I agree that she does such a great job of showing solutions to her characters problems by weaving in the just-right scriptures. Great passionate stories filled with faith. Thanks for your lovely post!



  2. julielessman
    Nov 06, 2019 @ 08:59:10

    JOY!! Thank you sooooo much, my sweet friend, for being part of my blog tour and for such a wonderful review!! I am SO grateful our path crossed all those years ago and hope it continues to cross many, many years down the road.

    Hugs and more hugs,



    • Splashes of Joy
      Nov 06, 2019 @ 14:18:46

      It was my pleasure Miss Julie!! And yes, I’m so glad we found each other many years ago. When someone ask me about a Christian Romance to read, or just a good Romance read, I’m glad I have your name to give them!! Hugs to you my friene! Joy



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