I promised you a full review, and here it is! I can honestly say that, without a doubt, this is the most enjoyable and delightful historical novel I've ever read! Julie Lessman has the ability to write about another period in history with authenticity and detail, and yet place her characters in modern day dilemmas that today's Christian reader can relate to. That is talent, my dear friends!
Set during the time of World War I, the O'Connor family lives in Boston and is, for all intents and purposes, a family of faith and of love. But trouble arises when Faith O'Connor finds herself falling for the same man that is seemingly in love with her younger sister, Charity.
Problem is, Collin McGuire isn't the young man Faith first met in school. After the death of his father, Collin has become something of a rogue and a cad. His intentions toward Charity are anything but charitable, and the tension mounts when Patrick and Marcy O'Connor forbid Charity from seeing Collin.
Can the faith and the closeness of the O'Connor family withstand the storms between their oldest daughters? Can the marriage of Patrick and Marcy withstand the tension as they voice their strongly held opinions on how to cope?
With passion and a genuine voice, Julie Lessman has created a family that I have fallen in love with. Her message of purity transcends historical boundaries, and I loved her use of the Song of Solomon in the storyline. This debut novel is by far the best historical fiction to come along in quite awhile, and I'm looking forward to reading much more of the Daughters of Boston.
I'm giving "A Passion Most Pure" five out of five bookmarks, with a library card as a charm...and yes, you'll just have to read it to find out why! And when your teenager wants to go to the library...after reading this, you might think twice!!