Saturday, September 25, 2010

Book Review - "A Hope Undaunted"

Julie Lessman has a new series for fans of hers (and for new readers, like me!) with the first book being "A Hope Undaunted." This is the first book in Lessman's Winds of Change series.
Katie Rose is the youngest child in her family and is determined to not live as her mother or her sisters, living under the rule of their husbands. Katie loves the advances that are being made by women and is going to be one of "those women." Katie has just graduated from high school and plans to attend law school in the fall. Also, her plans include Jack, a man who seems to fit in perfectly with Katie's plans, he has the money, looks, sense of humor and drive that seem to mesh with Katie's plan for her life. Suddenly, Katie finds herself in contact with Luke, or known previously by Katie in earlier years as Cluny, the one kid whom she could not stand. Being forced to do volunteer work this summer by her parents, Katie is working under the supervision of Luke. Given their history and then a new incident, Katie is the opposite of thrilled.
Lessman ties together family relationships, elements of the time period - 1929, and an easy reading style to bring us a wonderful book. This is a great start to a new historical fiction series!

“Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”



It's a Giveaway Extravaganza! Kindle Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Bomb - OH MY!

Visit the Roaring 20’s with Julie Lessman in the Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway! Julie’s latest series has just ‘shimmied’ it’s way onto the scene with book 1 in The Winds of Change series, A Hope Undaunted!

Find out more about the book, Julie here.

Enter The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway!

One Grand Prize winner will receive a KINDLE preloaded with Julie Lessman's latest title. The Prize Pack (valued at over $150.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, with Wi-Fi

* A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form and be sure to tell your friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 7th.

Enter via E-mail Enter via Facebook Enter via Twitter

Not only is Julie hosting the fabulous KINDLE giveaway, but also a FACEBOOK PARTY and a BOOK BOMB!!!

Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party!

How does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds pretty great too!) On October 7th at 5pm PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST, & 8:00 EST) Julie is inviting you to attend the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon.com, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!

BUT WAIT … there’s more (and no, this is not an infomercial … it’s WAY better!). If you participate in the Book Bomb on October 7th you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. All you need to do to participate is buy a copy of A Hope Undaunted on October 7th and send your receipt (just transaction number from store, store name & date) to amy@litfusegroup.com! Each book purchased equals one entry, buy 10 books get 10 entries!

All this fun begins with Revell’s blog tour SEPTEMBER 19-25, when 122 blogger/reviewers will post reviews about A Hope Undaunted, followed by the Book Bomb and Facebook Party!

So mark your calendars with these important dates:

September 19-25: A Hope Undaunted will be making an appearance on blogs across the country (and beyond!) in Revell's blog tour!

September 20th: The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway launches (contest runs 9/20 - 10/6)

October 7th: Book Bomb Day (where everyone is encouraged to buy the book online at the same time!) and Facebook Party - meet and chat with Julie, win some great prizes & find out who won the KINDLE!

Want to help us spread the word about all this fun and be entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate?

Share Julie's Giveaway Extravaganza on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and we'll enter your name into our random drawing to win 50 smackers to Amazon.com!

Once you've tweeted, posted on Facebok or added the button to your blog/website - simple email

href="mailto:amy@litfusegroup.com?subject=I%20posted%20about%20%20Julie%20Lessman%21">Amy and let her know you helped spread the word. Easy.

Here is a sample post for both Twitter/Facebook:

Tweet This: @JulieLessman is giving away a KINDLE and tons more during her giveaway extravaganza! Details here: http://ow.ly/2Czbn Pls RT

Share on Facebook: Julie Lessman is celebrating her new release, A Hope Undaunted by giving away a KINDLE, having a Book Bomb and a Facebook Party! Prizes Galore - don't miss the fun! http://ow.ly/2Czbn

Or add this button to your blog or website! Simply copy and paste the code in the box into the HTML screen of your blog or website. Then email Amy and let her know you did!

A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party

A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party
A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party

2 comments:

  1. YEAH, Kristie, soooo glad you enjoyed it!!! One holds one's breath when a blog tour as big as this one happens, so I wasn't sure who would like it and who wouldn't, but I am thrilled that as a first-time reader, you did. Thank you for the great review, and if you are prone to posting it elsewhere (Amazon.com, CBD.com etc.), you won't get any argument from me, only my undying gratitude. :)

    Have a blessed day -- you helped to bless mine!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  2. Great review!

    I also enjoyed A Hope Undaunted and am a big fan of Julie Lessman.

    I found the characters to be fairly three dimensional and enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters, Katie and Luke - although at times I was surprised by Katie’s sudden abrupt turns. The O’Connor family is true to form in their larger-than-life sort of Irish personalities and entertaining as always.

    I posted a more in-depth review of my own at:

    www.tracysbooknook.com/a-hope-undaunted-by-julie-lessman-book-review/




    -Tracy

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