Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Hope Undaunted Review and Giveaway

I love Julie Lessman's books. A Hope Undaunted is no exception. While the first book in a new series, if you've read the other books, you will love seeing favorite characters make reappearances. Katie O’Connor is a “modern” woman in the late 1920’s who has goals for her own future – which include a husband and a career. But when she is forced to spend the summer with a hated figure from her past all her plans seem to be tossed to the wind. A gripping story painted in the late 1920s. Wonderful romance, and rich cast of characters. LOVE IT!

One Grand Prize winner will receive a KINDLE preloaded with Julie Lessman's latest title. The Prize Pack (valued at over $150.00) includes:
* A brand new KINDLE, with Wi-Fi
* A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form and be sure to tell your friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 7th.

Not only is Julie hosting the fabulous KINDLE giveaway, but also a FACEBOOK  PARTY and a BOOK BOMB!!!
Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party!
How does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds pretty great too!) On October 7th at 5pm PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST,party_bomb_facebook_button.3 & 8:00 EST) Julie is inviting you to attend the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks,, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!
BUT WAIT … there’s more (and no, this is not an infomercial … it’s WAY better!).  If you participate in the Book Bomb on October 7th you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to All you need to do to participate is buy a copy of A Hope Undaunted on October 7th and send your receipt (just transaction number from store, store name & date) to! Each book purchased equals one entry, buy 10 books get 10 entries!

All this fun begins with Revell’s blog tour SEPTEMBER 19-25, when 122 blogger/reviewers will post reviews about A Hope Undaunted, followed by the Book Bomb and Facebook Party!
So mark your calendars with these important dates:
September 19-25: A Hope Undaunted will be making an appearance on blogs across the country (and beyond!) in Revell's blog tour!
September 20th: The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway launches (contest runs 9/20 - 10/6)
October 7th: Book Bomb Day (where everyone is encouraged to buy the book online at the same time!) and Facebook Party - meet and chat with Julie, win some great prizes & find out who won the KINDLE!


sarah said...

just found you. I really like the bio about your wanting to empower women to know their strength. ☺

Julie Lessman said...

CARA, you doll baby, you!!! Thank you SO much, not only for the wonderful review, but for posting about my contest!! What a blessing you, your sister and mom are -- SO glad I know you guys!!


Thou Art Jules said...

I can't wait to read this one!

Project Journal said...

Hey Cara!
Julie sent me over : )

I would LOVE to win one of Julie's books...they're fabulous aren't they? I've read A Passion Most Pure and just adored it!

I also wanted to mention that I loved Trial By Fire! When did Deadly Exposure come out because I've seen that one on Amazon and it sounds good, but I don't remember seeing it in stores! Lol....

Stars in the Night is also on my TBR/Wishlist : ) I think I might try to check at Borders again for it!

Hope to hear frmo you soon!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

=) Great to know that the other O'Connor's stories continue in the series! Thanks for the chance to win (and thank you Mrs. Lessman for the heads up)! ;-)


Cara Putman said...

Hannah, Deadly Exposure released in 2008 -- that book is the first I started writing when I decided to pursue publication. I love it! Hope you can find it -- Amazon's probably a good place to pick it up.

kristi4 said...

Thank you for doing this contest! I hope to read Mrs. Lessman's books soon. :-)

Please enter me into the book giveaway: kristia4[at]hawaii[dot]edu

barbjan10 said...

Julie Lessman has quickly and solidly become one of my favorite writers and I wish I could develop as fine a writing style with quality like hers. Woo Hoo, I am so happy to find this giveaway for Julie's "A Hope Undaunted." This book has been on the top of my to be won list for a long this time I hope I win it. Thanks so much for the chance, Cara.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Elizabeth@In Pursuit of His Excellence said...

Hey! Would love to win a copy of A Hope Undaunted!! Julie has quickly climbed to the top of my favourite authors list!If people outside the US can win, please put me down!
Thank you!

Molly said...

@Elizabeth, I TOTALLY agree with you....she has won #1 spot on m FAVORITE AUTHORS LIST...she pushed Karen Kingsbury down one spot =D She is just THAT good!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Lynette Eason said...

Okay, I'm ashamed to admit I've never read a Julie Lessman novel. However, I would like to rectify that oversight and win the first one. LOL. Seriously, sounds like a great read. Looking forward to it.


lynetteeason at lynetteeason dot com

Charlotte said...

I agree with Elizabeth and Molly!
Julie is #1 author for me as well!
It would be so great to win a copy of her latest book!! I have been waiting for it to be finished for so long, or so it seems!
Julie, your books are addicting! They are Christ-centered great reads! I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM, and I love you so much for sharing your passion with us!
charsaltz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Julie Lessman said...

Hey, CARA, thanks again for posting my contest and I JUST realized your giveaway was separate from my contest, so I apologize for not advertising it on my website calendar.

BUT ... we have comments, and everyone knows how I cannot resist responding to comments!!

SARAH ... glad you found Cara's blog because this woman has one of the most unique bios I've ever seen -- I mean how many romance writers are lawyers??!!!

THOU ART JULES ... gosh, every time I see your addy, I want it, girl!!! Good luck in the contest.

HANNAH!! You came -- thank you!! I know how hard you've been trying to win a signed book, so I appreciate you hitting all my blog giveaways (although this is Cara's ... thank you, Cara!!). Good luck, sweetie.

LADY DRAGONKEEPER ... you're another one that's been working very hard to win, so as soon as I found out about Cara's giveaway, you came to mind. Good luck!

KRISTIA ... You and LD have just GOT to win one of these times, right??? Here's to a win!

BARB!!! Always love to see your smiling face, girl, so thanks for coming by AND for your wonderful support. Good luck!!

ELIZABETH ... And YOU, my friend, have quickly climbed to the top of my favorite New Zealanders!! :)

MOLLY ... grin ... every time I hear you say that, I get a great, big grin on my face, girl -- THANK YOU!!

LYNETTE ... I have to tell you, girl, that I REALLY regret not introducing myself to you at the Revell dinner. I meant to, but somehow it got away from me, and I'm sorry. Tell you what -- since you're a top Revell author, if you don't win my book here, e-mail me if you want to do a swap, okay? I would LOVE to read Too Close to Home as well. Deal??

CHARLOTTE ... Ooooo, I like the sound of that -- my books being "addicting," that is!! Grin ... I wish, then I could get my passion for God out there a LOT more easily ... :)


cynthia said...

I can't wait to read A Hope Undaunted. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.
cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

Julie Lessman said...

CYNTHIA ... you found me!!! Thanks for coming by and good luck in the contest, sweetie.


Joetta said...

My daughter introduced me to Julie Lessman's book and we have both been # 1 fans since!
I love how her writing turns your focus to God! keep writing!!

Carolynn W. said...

I have been so blessed by Julie's books and the more of her books that I read, the more I love her.
She is such a passionate, loving and kind person. I love how she takes time out of her life to connect with her readers and always has an encouraging word for everyone who crosses her path. We are so fortunate that she chose to serve God with this gift of her writing.
And thanks for the chance to win her novels!
carolynnwald [at]hotmail [dot]com

Julie Lessman said...

JOETTA!! Bummer -- didn't see your comment till now!! Thanks for coming by and all I can say is, "God bless Kelsey!!" :)

Aw, CAROLYNN ... you're gonna make me cry, kiddo! Thanks for always lifting me up and for your continued support and friendship!!



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