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

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

by Julie Lessman


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ISBN-13: 9780800732110
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Daughters of Boston Series , #1
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 722,297
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Julie Lessman is a new and exciting author with a bright future ahead of her. Even as a debut novelist, Lessman has already garnered writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards, and developed a fan base. She lives in High Ridge, Missouri.

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Passion Most Pure 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 304 reviews.
skmfuturevet More than 1 year ago
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! *****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You really should read A Light In The Window first. It is the beginning of this collection when Collin and Marceline began. How they got to where they are in this series. Very good book. A five star also.
Luv2bmami More than 1 year ago
Julie Lessman is an author with a passion for romance, and that passion shines brightly within each of her wonderful books. From the completed Daughters of Boston series, to The Winds of Change series with an upcoming installment, Lessman has a spectacular knack for capturing her readers. With heroines you¿ll adore, love interests you¿ll want to marry yourself, and a family that stays in your heart long after the end of the book, Lessman is an author who I hope to see writing for many years yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has a good story and a good plot line but if you don't want to talk about God ALOT, and constantly read scripture passages this isn't the book for you. Also the younger sister is one an awful character, she's down right a horrible person. Otherwise, a long, good book but nothing special.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters. I laughed I cried I rejoiced. I was glad to read a book that had so much truth about God and his correct place in ours lives being our hearts desire, our all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I saw 385 pages, I was overjoyed. A perfect length for me, unfortunately it dragged on and on and on. It was the same thing page after page. I really enjoy a good, clean Christian read every once in awhile. This was not enjoyable. The author seems to have mixed up her religions. The sisters were very immature and always fighting. The men were all rougues, the women angels. Well, one sister was the devil incarnate, the other sister half angel, half demon. The book was well edited. The family in this book was ultra religious until itcame to something they wanted or wanted to do. The author shoved religion down the reader's throats with a bull dozer. This would have been a 150 page book without all the referances. If another 100 pages were taken out for the sisters fighting over men, this book would have been a lot more interesting and still a decent length read. It takes place in Boston and Ireland just before,during and after WWI. I was disappointed. The ending ....well it was very pat. The book was just too much of everything. There was an awful lot of talk about sex, but it all seemed as if God was part of a menge a trois which was rather freaky. For ages 16 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great romance, full of twists and turns. I didn't like that the author practically shovels her religious beliefs down your throat. I don't have a problem with religion but it dominated most of the story and the author never mentions it in her discription of the story. It took me off guard and made the book a little hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everyting i wanted in a book. It was funny, and moving. Complete chick flick and I will be reading the next book. I am so happy I stubbled on this book it was a great find. And now I have a new favorite author. It is in my opinion a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
pwnmom More than 1 year ago
I sat down to read A Passion Most Pure and was immediately drawn in by the emotions and happenings in the book. The series, Daughters of Boston, are about the daughters of Patrick and Marcy O'Connor, a very much in love Irish couple who have a houseful of children. Faith O'Connor is the oldest of the O'Conner children and has been enamored with Collin McGuire since they were children, but she is determined to find a love that will please God and be in His will for her. She sets her heart against Collin and the feelings she has for him, but her heart seems to have other ideas. Collin McGuire is not the same chivalrous young man that he was before his father's death. When his dad died, he changed and so did his relationship with God, his mother and women. Instead of having a reason for living, he was just living it up however he could. Women are drawn to him like moths to a flame, and he takes every advantage he can. When he realizes that he is attracted to Faith O'Connor, everything changes, especially the relationship he has with Faith's younger, more attractive and loose sister, Charity. In A Passion Most Pure, Faith, Collin and even Charity learn more about themselves than they every thought possible. Will any of them find the love that God has for them? Can they overcome the tragedies in their past to find the hope and love for their future? I really enjoyed this book. There were intense moments of passion and there were intense moments of spiritual significance. Both are important in our lives. I've heard some people don't love the amount of passions Lessman writes into her books, but I love it... because it is REAL! If you would like to check out an excerpt of both the passion and spiritual moments, check out this link on her website: [...] Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually do not write a review for a novel I did not enjoy because id like to think about the pros rather than the cons of a book. I tried very hard to love this book , or even like it , sticking through till the end in hopes my viewpoint would change. It didn't. The main characters in this novel really ruined the book for me. The men forced themselves upon women , played with their emotions and feelings , and if the female had a will to defy him in the beginning it quickly diminished. I personally don't think it is in any way romantic for some one to force you to kiss them over and over and over again. You watch as two girls fall in love with the most unappealing , selfish brat of a man ever(forgive me its true) and pray to God they come to their senses . Not that the main girl character wasn't just as horrible . At first i Iiked her and thought her character endearing, but as you watch her faint , sob , go into chronic depression and have cat fights with her sister over the jerk that she is in love with you lost all respect for her. I understand that as a character he is supposed to be protrayed that way because at the end when he finds God it will be that much more of a miracle , I get it. I wanted him to come to Christ. But I also wanted the main character to become a nun so she would never , ever marry him. He had no common sense , no restraint in his feelings no matter how they hurt others , even after he turns to God. He was ridiculous . He'd delcare love to one girl here , kiss another girl there , get engaged , flirt on the side , and he looked handsome while doing it so I suppose its alright ( not unless u aspire to be a bath mat). And I understand people get tempted to commit adultry , I understand that people stray far from God and that we all mess up . But almost EVERY PERSON in this novel comitted that sin , and not only was it unrealistic , it was sad that all the romance fell under that category . And I got tired of hearing this line over and over : "do you love me ?" " I don't know " . This question was posed so many times I wanted to scream at the main characters , he doesn't love you ! And even only having a pet guinea pig is better than whatever this is you are subjecting yourself to ! I did read the beginning of another book by julie lessman and it wasn't terrible ;I'll give her that . It was actually kind of cute in some places . But this book ( and I say this for the authors benefit) had me skimming pages and getting a little miffed at the protrayal of what was supposed to be a healthy relationship , but wasn't . If I could ever get a julie lessman book for free , id read it to see if she has grown as an author , because some tiny parts like God being the thing to fufill us really touched me .I just think in this book she blurred the lines between love and lust , and for that , I can only give this book two stars.
pawngal More than 1 year ago
love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank God this was free. A well written book but felt very long. Lots of twists and turns to keep you reading but the praying to God each page was too much. Great read if you want or need a bible lesson. The slutty sister needed a solid slap to her face. Will not read anything else by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like every 5 pages some sensitive female is bursting into tears. The story has its moments of interest but frankly it could have been chopped down to 200 pages or less. It repeatedly drags the same issues on and on until your tired of hearing about them entirely. I had to fight my way through to the end which tells me I wouldnt spend money on the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. A great Christian book with real life experiences. With much sister rivalry but Faith kept the faith. I will be looking for the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was more of a soap opera than Christian fiction. The sisters in love with the same man, maybe, but battling it out over 2 men, ridiculous!!
BJC57 More than 1 year ago
How can you be brought up in a Christian home and find this "suffocating"? I thought the spiritual aspect was inspiring and the characters were so unique - actually portrayed as real life many times happens. It is definitely a romance, but I enjoyed it a lot. I have enjoyed all of Lessman's books and will continue to read all that she writes. The spirituality of the books is what draws me most as many "Christian" novels downplays that part of a Christian's life. It was interesting that both Catholics and Protestants were represented, all around the same God & Christ. GOOD READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful love story that illuatrates that Christians have the same types of turmoils and troubles in their lives as unbelievers do and shows how to find peace in one's heart through belief in the Almighty and reading of the Word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have just finished book 1. One of the best Christian romance books I have ever read. Richly full of the truth of Gods'word concerning love and relationships. Highly recommend for any young couples considering marriage. God bless all who read this book with an open heart and an open mind. Can hardly wait to read bks 2 and 3.
Alice-in-Wonderland86 More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a heartfelt book about God, family, and love!! Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
glad it was free. will not read anything more of her books.
Ibreath2read on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It is really for older teens but I still enjoyed it:) If you love romance and a little history then this is the perfect book!