Julie offers her readers a warm, loving Christmas story--one that serves dual purposes:
- Capturing the true essence of Christ's love for us when we completely surrender ourselves to Him;
- and we finally have the love story that started the entire O'Connor clan phenomenon in the Daughters of Boston series, and continuing in the Winds of Change series.
In the finest of her signature "Gone With The Wind" style, Julie Lessman takes the common theme of two men after one girl and weaves so many twists and turns in the love story, your heart can't help but hurt and cheer for every one of her characters.
Lessman has that unique knack of infusing God's love into her characters. God's deep love. A love that passes all understanding. It brings joy, tears, passion and difficult choices into that sparkling light that makes us remember that God does NOTHING half way.
Squeeze in the time to read A Light In The Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story this Christmas season. You won't be disappointed.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?
Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston's most notorious pursue her, she encounters a tug-of-war of the heart she isn’t expecting. Sam O’Rourke is the childhood hero she’s pined for, the brother of her best friend and a member of the large, boisterous family to which she longs to be a part. So when his best friend Patrick O’Connor joins in pursuit of her affections, the choice seems all too clear. Sam is from a family of faith and Patrick is not, two rogues whose wild ways clash head-on with Marcy’s—both in her faith and in her heart.
While overseeing the Christmas play fundraiser for the St. Mary’s parish soup kitchen—A Light in the Window—Marcy not only wrestles with her attraction to both men, but with her concern for their spiritual welfare. The play is based on the Irish custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to welcome the Holy Family, and for Marcy, its message becomes deeply personal. Her grandmother Mima cautions her to guard her heart for the type of man who will respond to the "light in the window," meaning the message of Christ in her heart. But when disaster strikes during the play, Marcy is destined to discover the truth of the play’s message first-hand when it becomes clear that although two men have professed their undying love, only one has truly responded to “the light in the window.”