Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Love at Any Cost" by Julie Lessman {Book Review}

There are only a few authors that can make me buy a book without even reading the back cover. Julie Lessman is one of them. I know, before I even read the first chapter, I am about to go on a magical journey into an amazing story...

About the book :
He's Looking to take care of his family. She's looking to take care of her heart. Trouble is... love's looking to take care of them both.

The Gilded Age is brought to life in the new Heart of San Francisco Series. Fans of bestselling author, Julie Lessman, will join her on a journey to the West Coast for romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost.  

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself cheated by love a second time.

Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all?

And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

My thoughts: 
I still don't know how she does it, but Julie Lessman has written yet another amazing story!

From the moment Jamie McKenna knocked Cassidy McClare off her feet, I was swept away! Set in the heart of San Francisco in 1902, it is a wonderful, heart warming story that you won't be able to put down. The characters so real, the setting so detailed and the story so sweet, it will tug your heartstrings until the very end. 

One of my very favorite things about any Julie Lessman book is that she writes female characters who can stand on their own two feet and who don't need a man to rescue them... Cassidy is a wonderful woman, with a faith in God, who - even if she may fall for the wrong man on occasion - isn't about to let them ruin her life. 

Cassidy find that Jamie is irresistible at the same time he finds out she isn't an heiress... Can love find the both before it is too late? You won't believe the twists and curves thrown in their way! 

And if you think the story with Jamie and Cassidy is the only one going on in this book, you are mistaken! Julie Lessman is a pro and you will be waiting impatiently (like me!) for the next book in the series to see what happens to Cassidy's Uncle Logan and Aunt Cait. At least I hope it is in the next book :)  

Don't miss Love at Any Cost, every time Jamie calls Cassidy 'Cowgirl', you will leave your heart in San Francisco, too!
About the author: 
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. Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll. She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010.  

The extras: 
Visit Julie's website for lots more - including excerpts from her books!
Want more? Currently, Julie's book A Hope Undaunted, is free for Kindle on Amazon and her book A Light in the Window is only $3.99 (both for a limited time).
Check out my past reviews of Julie's books: 
A Love Surrendered
A Heart Revealed 
A Light in the Window 

The fine print: 
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.