A Heart RevealedJulie Lessman
Historical Romance Fiction Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of h... Read More
Historical Romance Fiction
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known?
Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, "A Heart Revealed" will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.
Page Count: 505
Dimensions: 8.4" (L) x 5.6" (W) x 1.6" (D)
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2011
- UPC: 9780800734169
- Height: 1.3
- Width: 5.5
- Length: 8.3
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 505
- Publish Date: Apr 5, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC027050 , FIC042030 , FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0800734165
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- THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!!!! by Bonnie Roof on 2/12/2014
"A Heart Revealed" is the story of Sean O'Connor, oldest son of the O'Connor family - from Julie Lessman's Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series. The book opens in 1931 Boston at the wedding of Sean's youngest sister Katie, in which sister Charity's best friend Emma Malloy is a bridesmaid.
Emma had fled Dublin ten years prior, running for her life and leaving behind a painful past. When Emma and Sean become more than family friends, violent and abusive secretive pasts and prior vows threaten to destroy the life of each, and the only true love Emma has ever known. Other O'Connor family personal struggles and tragedies add additional drama, deception, passion, revelations, and human emotions - to an already powerful story of people embracing love and seeking to honor God.
"A Heart Revealed" is another passion-filled masterpiece from the writing genius of the "Queen of Romance" - one of her finest and most suspenseful, yet interspersed with the obstinate and sweet charms of children that will make you laugh and steal your heart. Once again, Julie Lessman uses the fear, shame, pain, and guilt, of the characters - two of her most gentle and kind - to show the restorative power that only a loving God can provide!!
- One of the best books ever! by gatorade635 on 1/20/2014
Even though I adore all of the O'Conner's stories this book is probably my favorite! I just love it so much that it's almost impossible to put it into words but that's not going to stop me from trying!
I love Sean so much! He is such an amazing hero and in the words of Emma “He's the peacemaker, the buffer, the Rock of Gibraltar everyone relies on.” That really is the perfect description of Sean. He is constantly trying to do things to help others without thinking about himself. And he has that calm strength that makes him the perfect person to lean on when things go wrong. My heart broke for him as he realized he was in love with a woman he could never have but I admired how he stood strong determined to be her friend no matter what. And when we finally found out what had happened to him during the war I wanted to cry.
And Emma...where to begin! I loved her from the very start! She was such a good friend to Charity and the perfect balance for her as well. I loved her quiet strength, her kindness, and her giving heart. I hated all the things her husband had done to her. That someone would do such things to anyone let alone someone like Emma baffled me and I honestly wanted to deck him! It was amazing how she could go through all that she did and come out the sweetest person you'd ever meet. Definitely a testament to the difference it can make when you give your heart to God rather than to bitterness!
It was painfully sweet to watch their journey, two people who deserved love the most being robbed of it but not letting it destroy them. Sadly this review is sounding a bit depressing so let me assure you that there is a happy ending! I won't spoil it but suffice it to say I ended the book with a smile on my face!
And again all of the “secondary” cast was absolutely fantastic except for those few that you were supposed to not like, and didn't! I loved Bert whose grumpiness hid a soft side, and Alli with her heart of gold, and Mrs. Peep with her mothering. Then there are the characters from the previous books, Patrick and Marcy, Collin and Faith, Mitch and Charity, Brady and Lizzie, Luke and Katie, Steven, Gabe, Father Mac, and all the grand-kids, all of whom I once again thoroughly loved!
So yeah I think this is my favorite O'Conner story mainly because I love Sean and Emma so much and I loved watching them find the happiness they so richly deserved!
- A Heart Revealed-Julie Nailed This One! by AngiOakley on 4/23/2013
Julie Lessman never ceases to amaze me with her God-given ability to create a story that touches and inspires. And this story is no different.
A Heart Revealed, book two in the Winds of Change series, is the story of Emma Malloy, a battered woman, who has left her native Ireland to flee the abuses of her husband. Taken under the wing by her best friend, Charity O'Conner, Emma quickly becomes like one of the O'Conner family. In her heart, she knows that she will never be able to love another man because she is still legally married to the husband she left behind in Ireland. But then, she inadvertantly begins to fall in love with Charity's older brother, Sean. And the feelings become mutual between them. In this story of ever-changing emotions, Emma must now choose between her love for God and His precepts and her love for Sean.
Julie is a master at twists and turns in her books, and everytime I think I've got it figured out, she puts a spin on the story that leaves me reeling. She put a twist on this one that I never saw coming. And if you want to know what happens...you'll just have to read the book for yourself. Great job, Julie!
- Wonderful Read! by DarlaMM on 3/27/2013
Tough story lines but very touching in the end!
This Book was a little harder for me than the others in this series. Mrs. Lessman does not shy away form hard topics. She paints real pictures of life, with all its imperfections.
Emma is a character you meet 1st in the Daughters Of Boston series and their is a hint of something between her and Sean O'Connor. She has been through a lot in her short life and she feels unworthy to find love again. Can Sean show her how or will she keep punishing herself for the mistakes of the past. Don't miss this one!
- Heartaches and Tears!!!!! by JacyRose on 1/17/2012
This latest story from Julie Lessman is about Emma Malloy and Sean O'Connor. Emma had married a drunken fiend but left him with the help of Charity O'Connor (Dennehy) and came to America. Her life is going fine until she discovers she is in love with her best friend's brother, Sean.
This story is full of the heartache of a woman in love with a wonderful guy but unable to have him because she is married to another. This one is just as hard to put down as the others! A MUST read!!!! But you should start at the very beginning with the Daughters of Boston series. Doing this will be more fun and wont spoil any surprises!