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Love at Any Cost (Heart of San Francisco Series #1)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I grew quite attached to the O'Connor family in Lessman's Daught

I grew quite attached to the O'Connor family in Lessman's Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series, so I wasn't sure I could develop the same bond to a new cast of characters in this new kick-off to the Heart of San Francisco series. I need not have worried! Love ...
I grew quite attached to the O'Connor family in Lessman's Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series, so I wasn't sure I could develop the same bond to a new cast of characters in this new kick-off to the Heart of San Francisco series. I need not have worried! Love At Any Cost is both refreshing and rich, with a spunky heroine and heart-warming hero, laugh-out-loud humor and plot twists that will keep you turning pages til you reach "The End" with a contented sigh. Lovers of Christian romance novels can't go wrong with a Julie Lessman title.
~Jocelyn Green, author of Wedded to War

posted by Jocelyn_Green on April 15, 2013

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is the story of the McClare's, a wealthy family living in S

This is the story of the McClare's, a wealthy family living in San Francisco in 1902, not only of the younger generation but of the family matriarch, Caitlyn McClare as well. A widow, Caitlyn butts heads regularly with her brother in law, Logan McClare, who broke her he...
This is the story of the McClare's, a wealthy family living in San Francisco in 1902, not only of the younger generation but of the family matriarch, Caitlyn McClare as well. A widow, Caitlyn butts heads regularly with her brother in law, Logan McClare, who broke her heart before she married his brother. She's constantly trying to guard her heart from him but will she succeed?




This is also the story of a cousin to the San Francisco McClares. She too has been hurt by a man and has no plans to give her heart away again. When Jamie McKenna, a friend of the McClares, tramples on her still sore heart, will she trust again?




I'm pretty sure you know the answer. This book was predictable at best, and I was not impressed with the way a couple things were handled. Reader beware, there may be thematic elements that could be objectionable in a christian novel.




This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

posted by SweetPea_3 on April 12, 2013

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    From the first page, I was hooked. What a beginning! I guarantee

    From the first page, I was hooked. What a beginning! I guarantee, it'll bowl you over.

    There are two love stories intertwined in this Christian fiction. Both Cassidy and Aunt Cait demand that any man who could win their heart must also be a man of faith. This proves problematic as the would-be suitors don't much care for the things of God.

    One caveat: I dislike the repetition. The author describes the physical attributes of the characters way too often, and explains situations over and over.

    This book is one for lovers of romance novels. Flirting, kissing, and tears fill the pages. There are tension-filled love scenes that leave the characters--along with the reader--wanting more. Although the plot is somewhat predictable, there are some twists to surprise the reader at the end.

    Available April 15, 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

    Thank you to Donna Hausler at Baker Publishing Group and Revell for my copy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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