Wednesday, February 9, 2011
On My Nightstand - A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
Everything is on track until she's forced to work with her old nemesis, Luke McGee. The contrast between the two men create a war within her soul. Will she deal with her past hurts and make right choices or pursue her own way.
Julie Lessman's books from the Daughters of Boston series left me with an eager anticipation for the continuing adventures of the O'Connor clan. This new series is called, "Winds of Change." Katie's story surprised and delighted me. The spoiled baby of the family finally grows up.
The author's expert use of conflict and romantic tension kept the adrenaline flowing. A Hope Undaunted is one of those books where you let out a satisfied sigh and smile at the ending. She leaves you wanting more.
While this is a stand-alone book, you'll fully appreciate the O'Connor family if you read the first series. I'm glad I didn't miss any of the story.
Many of you write romance or books with elements of romance. How do you keep the stories fresh and avoid stereotypical plots? Any thoughts?