Surprised by Love

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  • Title: Surprised by Love
  • Author: Julie Lessman
  • ISBN: 9780800721657
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
Surprised by Love

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About “Julie Lessman

  • 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 A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3 D love stories the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 18 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 Julie s first contemporary novel, Isle of Hope, was voted on Family Fiction magazine s Best of 2015 list, and Surprised by Love appeared on Family Fiction magazine s list of Top Ten Novels of 2014 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 through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at julielessman.



516 thoughts on “Surprised by Love

  • The Heart of San Francisco series consists of Love At Any Cost, Dare To Love Again and Surprised by Love The latest in the series does not stand alone, so be warned When you pick it up, you ll find yourself reading about the couples from the first two books If you ve read Lessman before, you probably know what to expect from Surprised by Love The further along in the series you get, the couples there are to keep up with, and Lessman seems to have a hard time letting go of her characters That is [...]


  • Meg is back from Paris Transformed Gone is the shy, frumpy wallflower Here is the the modern beauty, dedicated to a new law internship and hoping to transform the lives of desperate women in the darkest profession in San Francisco.And in love with the man who has always seen past the wallflower.Bram is unprepared for the transformation To him, Meg has always been beautiful In a young, kid sister kind of way The Meg that returns from Paris is different She makes his blood race She knows how to fl [...]


  • I really liked the heroine of Julie Lessman s latest release seems I always do like the main characters of her books Actually, I find it hard to believe that I haven t yet reviewed one of Julie s books, but my archives tell me this is my first one, so I better make it good since I ve read almost all of them Julie is a great writer who writes Christian romance that teeters on the brink of heartbreaking sometimes Her characters go through real struggles, heartache, and true love that s what I like [...]


  • Like the other books in this series, the premise sounded fun but some things prevented me from fully enjoying the novel Megan is an intelligent and dynamic character, but it bothered me that the unspoken message was that her confidence and self worth came because of her physical transformation, and the reactions of the other characters reinforced the notion that a person must fit society s ideal of beauty to be able make a difference in the world She is compassionate and forgiving, but also naiv [...]


  • I ve heard about Julie Lessman for the longest time, but never read any of her books I admit I didn t know that Surprised by Love was the third book in a series granted I did think that it was the second, so I knew I wouldn t be starting the series in order Still, I wasn t really planning on starting at the end, either.Aside from some expected confusion at the beginning all of those relatives and who s related to whom and who s engaged or married to whom I didn t find it terribly hard to follow. [...]


  • Something that I will never get over and never stop cherishing about these books is the easy camaraderie between the characters Their is tons of dialogue and at no time does it seem forced The conversations are hilarious, emotional, informative, and entertaining Not once did I get bored over the story or plot It all smoothly rolled along scene by scene, and I didn t want to miss a moment of it Just like Julie Lessman s other books series Daughters of Boston and Wind s of Change, I felt like I wa [...]


  • The queen of sweet sass and romance has done it again Surprised by Love follows the middle daughter in the McClare family, Megan Once a shy girl bullied by her classmates, Meg finishes her final year of school in Paris where she undergoes a transformation that leaves her family stunned But no amount of exterior tweaking could fully erase the hurts from her past Abraham Bram Hughes was always Meg s council and closest friend, but when she returns home there are many changes in the works, and not [...]


  • REVIEW Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman About the Book 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 [...]


  • Truthfully, I was already smiling before I d opened this book The prospect of beginning another book by Julie Lessman already guaranteed sky scraping levels of enjoyment and entertainment, but even so I was honestly unprepared to be so stunned by the soaring standard of the inspired prose, the irresistible, wise cracking and affectionate characters within, and the enrapturing story line that this book delivered Taunted and teased relentlessly as a young girl owing to her braces, glasses and weig [...]


  • It s always easy for me to put together reviews for Julie Lessman s novels Her books are some of the best in the Christian fiction genre The most difficult thing for me to do most times is to limit my word count I know readers don t like wordy reviews, but I can t seem to help myself As with any of her stories, there s a boatload of romance and passion in Surprised by Love, but this time there s just a little drama If you re like me you ve been anticipating the end to the will they, won t they [...]


  • Surprised by Love is book three in Lessman s Heart of San Francisco series, which follows the McClare family From page one, I was captivated by this novel and its characters Though I did struggle a bit to keep up at first, due solely to my own lack of knowledge from not having read the first two books in the series, I soon had everything straight and was flying through the pages at warp speed I simply could not put the book down I had to know what would happen next and I read the entire book in [...]


  • In Surprised by Love, author Julie Lessman has once again crafted a dramatic, breathtaking read that takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with as many twists and turns as the streets of San Francisco, in which the story is set.Megan McClare has returned to her majestic home on Nob Hill after studying in Paris for a year Gone is the shy, overweight wallflower with glasses, and no one is surprised at the confident beauty standing before him than Megan s best friend, Bram Hughes Gone is the [...]


  • This has been such a fun series I loved the first two books, Love at Any Cost and Dare to Love Again, and this third and final book is just as delightful Julie Lessman creates romantic tension like no one else, and this novel fairly sizzles with fervor Easily read as a standalone, Surprised by Love will be that much enjoyable for those who have read the first two installments and are familiar with some of the characters While this tale focuses on Bram and Meg, the conflicted and turbulent, albe [...]


  • Oddly enough, the synopsis for this book brings one of my absolute favorite movies to mind Young girl, shy and introverted goes to Paris and returns all grown up.Of course my favorite version is the 1995 remake with Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford not the original with Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart which is ultimately sadder and holds a much darker theme.Surprised by Love is a wonderful Historical adventure full of forgiveness, romance and of course surprise.I w [...]


  • Sweet torture Lessman knows how to deliver a page turning read filled with love and laughter and plenty of on the edge of your seat drama I savored every blessed word And had a bit of a cry at the end because this is the last book in the Heart of San Francisco series.This author has a special way of creating vibrant, true to life characters I love the McClares The banter and teasing between the siblings The way they stick by one another when times get tough They are multidimensional people that [...]


  • For those familiar with Julie Lessman, you know what to expect lots of drama, lots of passion and always redemption Her series create families, who by the end, you think are real and often wish they were She s such a fun voice in the romance world Trust me, Julie knows drama In every book, I find myself saying Guurrlll at least three times, followed by Come on bro But that s part of the charms of her stories, you ll be frustrated at characters but by the finish, you re happy While this one did h [...]


  • Julie Lessman continues to delight and enchant me with each new book she debuts This book had the perfect mix of romance, adventure, and humor all twined together into one neat story that made me smile and laugh and worry right along with the characters I found Meg to be a sweet and endearing person who made me love her from the moment she stepped onto the page And Bram What a hero Mature and sensible, yet he still managed to be a heart throb and such a GOOD man While Devin had his positive and [...]


  • Classic Julie Lessman Two great romances for the price of one We have parallel Mother Daughter romances in this story with two potential candidates, each, for their hearts Romantic tension is Julie s fort and she will keep the reader turning the pages long into the night with this compelling story I ve read every one of Julie s books and have loved them all Highly recommend


  • Seriously, if I d read this one first I would probably have rated it higher but I was so tired of this series by this book It took all three volumes to resolve the Cait Logan relationship and I was soooo over the two of them long ago All three of these books were 400 pages so they were all long reads I don t know how many times I nearly closed this one up and thought I couldn t take any How many times could Cait say she loved Logan but couldn t marry him and then throw herself into his arms cry [...]


  • I didn t want it to end Surprised by Love is the third book in Julie Lessman s The Heart of San Francisco series I loved the first two in this series, so I was extremely excited to read this one I was positive that Ms Lessman couldn t possibly top Dare to Love Again, which is the second book in this series, but she did I have no idea how, but her books just keep getting better The descriptions and details were wonderful, as always I loved the little known historical facts she threw in here and t [...]


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this third story in the San Francisco series I love history and learned of the area Also, I have loved the McClare and company family I am so glad Megan came into her own after her growing up in Paris and takes her place among those in her family as they seek God s will to help people in trouble Can there be another one There is still another little sister.


  • Another great book by Julie Lessman This one was full of twists and turns and had me wondering how there could ever be a happily ever after for not one but two of the couples in this last book of the series There is great writing, wonderful Characters that you can t help but fall in love with, and then the suspense and faith thread all making it a wonderful book.


  • This was a sweet story about Meg and Bram Meh facing her past and old hurts when she comes back from Paris Bram now seeing Meg in a different way but he can t act ok his feelings cause he pledged to another So he is almost forced to give her away to another How the story comes together in the end is sweet.


  • Loved Megan s story just as much as the others in this series So much heart, passion, and spiritual truths I love Julie s talent for writing from different perspectives as well as different personalities of her main characters One thing always remains true though, all her stories will pull on your heart strings and give you much to enjoy and consider A wonderful series in all


  • Surprised by Love indeed God bless Julie Lessman This book was the Icing on the Cake An explosive ending Finally, Logan can relax and enjoy God s Faithfulness, love and blessing, after learning slowly but fruitfully.Fantastic write up as usual Thank you Julie Lessman


  • A lot of syrupy sweetness in this one but still a good story An ugly duckling turning into a Swan is always fun but it does make it seem a little shallow too, only falling in love with someone if they are beautiful on the outside as well as the inside.




  • I miss my little buddy, Meg, I won t lie, but you ve grown into a beautiful woman over the last year, a perfect match for the beautiful person inside Megan McClare has always been a beauty to those that love her But her greatest beauty was within while outwardly she was a plump young girl with loads of freckles and braces on her teeth Constantly ridiculed by other kids, she always turned to her brother s best friend to dry her eyes and make her feel better But when Meg returns from college Megan [...]


  • Megan McClare has metamorphosed into a stunning butterfly during her year with the Rousseau s family in Paris None of her family or friends expected it let alone her best friend Bram Hughes Bram is unpredictably attracted to Megan and plays like a turtle withdrawing into himself confused Stunned even when Megan attempts to tell him her true feelings, which drives him further away Bram is the one man who could make a shy and awkward little girl feel beautiful despite the baby fat and glasses The [...]


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