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Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Hope Undaunted - Giveaway and Review

Katie O'Connor is our modern day Scarlett O'Hara in this latest novel, A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman.

Katie O'Connor is tired of watching the men around her growing up, take control of the women in their lives. They keep their women on a short leash and Katie for one is about to take a step forward in making sure she doesn't fall for becoming a hopeless romantic and falling for the first man who will sweep her off her feet. Nope Katie wants more, she wants to be in charge, the one calling all the shots. Ever since women gained the right to vote and now beginning to work, Katie sees possibilities in her future.

Jack Worthington is everything that Katie wants in a man and possible future husband. He's great looking, rich, and is willing to do anything that Katie asks of him. However, she begins to notice that Jack in so much like all the men she has met in her past when he is with his guy pals. Suddenly, Jack isn't looking quite so sweet any longer.

Enter Luke McGee, the soda jerk caught working late one night, when Katie and Jack arrive with their friends to the local diner. Being so close to ten, Katie is hungry and demands a burger to go along with her Coke. However when Luke reminds her of the rules of the diner, meaning no grilling after nine, Katie is more than miffed by his approach at not doing as she asks.

Jack makes sure that when Luke isn't looking that they all make a fast getaway as a reminder to Luke to treat his doll better. However when Katie learns of their plan, she isn't about to go about treating Luke like a second class citizen despite the fact her pride is more than bruised.

To see whether or not Katie will remain the spoiled child she is now, or if Luke will somehow tame the wild streak within her, you'll have to read, A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman.

I received this amazing book, compliments of Winsome Media Communications for my honest review. I would easily rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars because there are times when I can relate to the character of Katie and the difficult decisions she finds herself coming face to face with in this book.

For one lucky follower of this blog who leaves a comment, Winsome is offering a signed copy of the book just for you. Here are the details:

1. Be a resident of the US. No P.O. Boxes please.

2. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

3. I must have a way to contact you, so please leave your email address in your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the actual symbols.

4. Leave a comment telling my why you'd love to win this signed copy of the book.

5. The giveaway will end on Oct 2nd. So hurry and leave me a comment to be entered to win!

For more information on this book, the author and where to obtain a copy for yourself, click on the title of the book below:


  1. This sounds like it will be a pretty good book. I'd like to read it. I do hope Katie is not too much like Scarlett O'Hara, I didn't like her. I know, I know....everyone loved her. I didn't. I'd like to compare the two.
    I follow via GFC.

  2. I'm a follower. I'd love to read this book because it sounds fabulous.


  3. This book also sounds like I need to finish reading it! Kat you select some excellent books to review and you do an awesome job! Thanks always for all the opportunities you give everyone here. Anne

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  5. I'd like to read this to see if Katie changes her spoiled ways. My daughter would like to read this after me also. I GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.

  6. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. I would like to read this book.

  7. KAT!!! WOW, thank you SO much for the great review!! I am thrilled that you enjoyed the book and really excited that you agreed to Amy's blog tour -- what a blessing for me!! Don't know if you are inclined to post your reviews on or, but if you are, I would be SOOO grateful!!

    Have a blessed weekend ... you certainly blessed mine!! :)


  8. This book looks awesome, I love historical fiction and novels surrounding strong female characters and this book tis the bill.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  9. I am a follower. I would like to read this because you gave it 5 our of 5 stars and it sounds interesting to read about a modern Scarlet!

  10. I am a follower. I love the cover of the book! I do also love historical fiction!
    Thanks for holding hte contest!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  11. I would love to read this book. Thanks for entering me. I am a follower.


  12. I am a follower and would love to win this book because . . . well, just look at that cover! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  13. I'm a follower and after reading that great review, you've got me wanting to read it and know more about what will transpire between Luke and Kathie.
    bnredeemed {at}gmail{dot}com

  14. Your review makes this sound really interesting. Please enter me, thanks.
    Email subscriber

  15. I am a follower on GFC!
    I would like to win this book, because I enjoy reading stories about spoiled women. I always like to see if they change or stay the same. Love to read this book to find out. Please enter me. Thanks!


  16. Sounds like a great read. I would love this!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  17. would love to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Would love to read this book! Thanks for the contest. Yes I'm a follower.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  19. I like Katie O'Connor in this book! She wants to be "in charge"!! A woman after my own heart! I would love to win this book to find out if she was able to be the boss! I'm a follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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