Review: Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman has long been one of my favorite authors. I have always found her novels to have characters with a certain amount of authenticity about them. The plots? Well, I almost wish her novels were a bit shorter to keep my emotions a bit more in check–kidding of course! Lessman’s characters jump off the page because of their humor, their kindness, their passions and their faith. Even the rogues have something to add to the stories. It is for these reasons and more that I adore Julie Lessman’s novels.

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**I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review**

Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney’s office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school–and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram’s vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man? Fan favorite Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will have readers in a tizzy in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.

Meg is such a wonderful character. She is provided an opportunity to completely change while on some travels overseas. It is this very opportunity that helps her shape her perspective on life, become a much more vibrant woman inside and out, and be ready to find love in her life.

This novel also continues the relationship between Logan and Cait from the previous two novels. The struggles as they define what their relationship should be and what God has in store for them is a tension-filled page turner. While it is a secondary storyline, I was just as eager to find out how things would work out for each of them.

But, within the stories of Logan and Cait as well as Meg and Bram, there is an undercurrent in this novel. There is a message about trusting God and forgiveness that shines in the novels final pages. Plus, the Thanksgiving finale makes this a perfect novel to pick up this time of year!

If you have not read any of the books of this series yet, I would highly recommend that you do so before picking this one up. The storyline surrounding Cait McClare starts in the first novel and develops over all three books. Not to mention, starting with the first book will give you more time to meet all of the McClare family and get to know them all quite well.

I would love to hear from you! Do you prefer series that offer each book as a standalone or series that need to be read in order?

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