A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change #1)
The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy...more
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I had two main issues, one was that for a Christian novel, she sure does toe the line. I've never met a group of characters that were all so... actively intimate, and while she never shared any details, I kept feeling like a peeping tom looking in someone's bedroom window. I mean, intima...more
I've read Julie Lessman before — it was A Passion Most Pure, which I didn't like because of the love triangles involving sisters and womanizers, because of the head hopping and the bad editing, and because of the unending preaching which only made the whole thing seem hypocritical. I try not to hold a bad book against an author, though. The writing was good, and from what I learned in other reviews, it was the author's first book. So when I came upon A Hope Undaunted among the fr...more
Katie is determined to get her own way and thinks she has it all figured out. She's set her sights on Jack, a man who dotes on her and gives her everything she could ever want. Her plans include law school and fighting for women's rights after grow...more
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The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-conne...more
Katie O’Connor is strong-willed and determined to get her own way. The perfect husband-to-be in Jack Worthington, the wealth he can offer, and law school. Her future is set. That is until Luke “Cluny” McGee shows up and sets her world on edge. A childhood nemesis, Luke is determined to prove to Katie he is the only man for her. What ensues for Katie is an emotional tug-of-war that tests her will, her loyalty, and challenges her to allow God to lead in h...more
In A Hope Undaunted, Katie O’Connor is the last daughter of Patrick and Marcy O’Connor, and the ‘baby’ of the family, who knows what she wants out of life. She’s spunky, sassy, strong-willed, spoiled, and sours under the authority of a man. She has her life plans all laid out: marry a rich man, go to college to be a lawyer, and...more
This was a fun book to read and moved at the perfect pace for me. Katie O’Connor is a spit-fire of a woman who is used to men falling all over her and giving in to her every whim. She likes the power she has over her rich fiancée whom she has wrapped around her little finger.
When fate brings a childhood nemesis back into her life, Katie is stunned to discover that the v...more
The roaring twenties are coming to an end and Katie O'Connor knows exactly what she is going to do with her life. She is fresh out of high s...more
One thing I loved about, An Undaunted Love, was, just when I thought things were going to go one way, Julie yanked me another direction. When th...more
by Julie Lessman
Winds of Change series
Available September 2010; $14.99
A Hope Undaunted is a Boston romance that takes place at the end of the roaring twenties. Katie O’Connor is set to enter law school in the fall of 1929, except for one little problem: her father, who’s footing the bill, is also putting his foot down on her curfew-breaking unapologetic playtime with her friends. In exchange for her tuition, she must not see her boyfriend or galli...more
Katie O’Connor, her boyfriend, Jack and some of there friends are hanging out at a restaurant. It is almost 10 pm. Katie is hungry. Jack hollers for the soda jerk to come take their order. The guy is not intimidated by Katie or her boyfriend. Katie has shocked as she has never met anyone who did not bow down to her every wish. Katie is so mad but to make her evening worse, she comes home past her curfew. Her father puts his foot down and tells Katie that for her punishment, she...more
Katie has grown into a young woman working her way...more
Katie O'Connor, an eighteen year old young woman, on the brink of womanhood, right in the midst of changing times. Women's rights are a passion of hers, and she is determined to go to law school, and to marry rich. Katie has always been a strong willed child and as she nears adulthood, instead of it being easier on her parents, she kicks and fights all the rules. Causing her father to make a drastic move. Confining her for her summer, making her volunteer in an office, with a young man who was t...more
Author: Julie Lessman
Katie O’Connor is the spoiled youngest daughter, used to getting whatever she wants. She dreams of becoming a lawyer, after all, she is a woman and women were rising above the beaten down, worthless lot that she believes her ancestors were, and becoming self sufficient, and campaigning for the right to vote.
While out with her friends, they go into a diner where Katie’...more
And it does not include Cluny McGee—the street kid who used to torture her when she was ten.
Her plan includes law school and Jack and upward momentum.
Did I mention it does NOT include Cluny—now calling himself Luke—McGee.
No, her plan includes independence and fighting for women’s rights and freedom from her father’s rules.
Which she has a tendency to break.
And his punishments.
Which land her in purgatory.
Working for the children’s aid society....more