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A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

33 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

A Passion Most Pure ~ Pure Genius

I first saw this book on the shelf at my local Christian Book Store. I was quickly enticed by the wonderful cover and enthralled by the caption on the back cover: "She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister." I bought the book and was stoked to...
I first saw this book on the shelf at my local Christian Book Store. I was quickly enticed by the wonderful cover and enthralled by the caption on the back cover: "She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister." I bought the book and was stoked to crack it open.

I immediately fell in love with each unique character in this book! They were so whimsical and real. Julie Lessman's writing style is 'right at home.' It is neither too hard to read, or too easy and boring. She is a great writer, and I did not find any blatant errors in her copy (something I am notorious for). Once I got into the book, I couldn't stop reading it! I became obsessed with it! It is an amazing book. I read it in three days; I would lay on my bed for hours upon hours totally enthralled with the wonderful characters and plot.

This is the type of book that is perfect for cuddling up under a pile of blankets and reading on hours end! That is exactly what I did! The plot is interesting, keeping the reader focused and wondering what will happen next; the reader never wants to stop reading.

It is a romantic novel, but it does not go into any unnecessary details. It also has encouraging Bible verses generously strung across the pages. This book is both encouraging and thrilling. It perfectly combines romance with God's word and demonstrates God's passion and desire for everyone, no matter the circumstances He finds them in. It has great ideals and context.

This book also has no profanity in it (which i find very commendable). Instead, the author simply writes, "...he cursed under his breath" to get her point accross.

Like I have said, this book is a romantic novel. Yet, the author does not go into unneseccary 'details.' It is mentioned in the book, however, that the kisses are very passionate, there is some groping, it is obvious/hinted that her parents make love once or twice (says something like they went to their room together), and Charity mentions her cleavage as she looks at herself in the mirror.

A Passion Most Pure was definitely one of my favorites, and I will certainly read the next book in this wonderful series: A Passion Redeemed. I love how, with this series, the reader is allowed to fall in love with every character, and be able to continue the beloved characters' journey in the next books. It's like the adventure never ends!

Wonderful Novel! *****

posted by skmfuturevet on March 22, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

This is supposed to be a Christian romance, but has a very naïve

This is supposed to be a Christian romance, but has a very naïve view of Christianity...

The book is well-written, and characters varied and interesting. Main characters are not purely righteous, and the problems encountered in the book seem realistic.

However, this ...
This is supposed to be a Christian romance, but has a very naïve view of Christianity...

The book is well-written, and characters varied and interesting. Main characters are not purely righteous, and the problems encountered in the book seem realistic.

However, this is supposed to be a book about an Irish Catholic family in Boston in the early 1900's. No one in the family behaves like a Roman Catholic. Most of them behave like evangelical protestants of today, but that happens to be the market for the book...Oh, and apparently, if you have enough people praying for you, you won't die if you're fighting in a war...If you let God handle everything, you'll end up with the person you wanted all along...A very naïve view of Christianity. News for Ms. Lessman: Christians die, too, even if everyone in the world might be praying for them. Sometimes they die when they have family members who still "need" them. I was 14 when I learned this the hard way.

posted by MRR62 on November 4, 2013

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    I don't recommend this book.

    There were quite a few things that I really, really did not like about this book. I am very open to all religions and grew up in a christian home however I felt like the amount of religion in this book was suffocating. I also struggled in the beginning to figure out which characters were supposed to be the main story as you get a perspective from just about every character you meet. I will admit that it's an interesting idea however I felt like it should have been easier to clarify who you are truly supposed to follow. There are a couple very interesting situations that continue to grab your interest however between those it is a serious struggle to maintain that interest and with everything going on I found the ending rather lacking. Definitely would not recommend this book for anyone and I absolutely will never re-read it. I'm just glad that I didn't actually have to pay money for it...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Very disappointed.

    Very disappointed with this book. The characters weren't role models that I would want to emulate. I really enjoy reading, but when I get to the end of a book, I want to be changed for the better. Either encouraged or convicted. This book was a waste of time and left me feeling sleezy.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    glad it was free. will not read anything more of her books.

    glad it was free. will not read anything more of her books.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    the person who wrote this book must have been on drugs! it was a

    the person who wrote this book must have been on drugs! it was a complete waste of time. the characters all were conflicted and really stupid, shallow and vain. there was nothing Christian about this book and I would not recommend it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Cannot read on my Nook original, but can read 2nd in series...WHAT??

    Please have this eBook fixed so I can read 'A Passion Most Pure' on my Nook. Is this why the eBook is free because it won't work on the original Nook (and maybe others??)...very disappointed. Sadly, I'm ranking a single star since I have no idea if the book is good or not.

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  • Posted May 11, 2014

    I hated most of the characters in this book.  I think the mother

    I hated most of the characters in this book.  I think the mother was only one not kissing someone she wasn't supposed to.  I'm not sure who I felt most sorry for.  All the talk about God was way too much. I skimmed A LOT of that. The title is misleading considering Constance thought anything to do with passion was a sin. I still don't understand all the five star ratings.  

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    THE REVIEW

    First of all, its not a review, it's a rant/sermon! If this book is all she says it is; then I am not going to read it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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