Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change, #1) by Julie Lessman

Katie Rose is the fourth daughter of Marcy and Patrick O'Connor and boy, does she have her life all planned out in a neat little package! She is going to go to college, marry wealthy, have only two children, and not ever be controlled by a man because she'd seen it too many times.... in her short years of eighteen.
We met this family in the Daughters of Boston series by Julie Lessman.  If you haven't already, you absolutely must read this series first, it gives you much more depth of understanding of, compassion for, and therefore enjoyment of, each character of the O'Connor family.
I did have a hard time connecting with Katie at first because she is very opinionated and headstrong, but then so am I, so what does that say? Eventually, I learned to like her as she struggles with the fact that God is God and God's plans for her are better than her own plans or what she could have imagined for herself, for that matter.
Cluney die for. I only thought I loved Faith's bad-boy husband, Collin, in A Passion Most Pure. Collin is still a bad boy of sorts in this book also. I kept thinking, 'Julie, oh no he isn't! You didn't write him doing this! You can't let him do this!' in my head as I was holding my breath and hurrying to get to I won't spoil it for you either.
Suffice it to say that Hope Undaunted its a must read.