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A Light in the Window
One Woman. Two Men.
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, attraction, dreams and faith only muddle her mind.
Can the light in the window illuminate the path of true love?
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Award-winning author of “The Daughters of Boston” and “Winds of Change” Irish series, Julie Lessman was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine's 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, #1 Historical Fiction Author, #3 Author, #4 Novel, #3 Series, as well as Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and recipient of 14 RWA awards. Contact Julie and read excerpts from her books at www.julielessman.com.
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This was a very sweet book, filled with great stories that make us reconsider our lives. Set in the past, we see many differences from our world today but there are some places where people still think like this.
Real life heart braking stories. Makes me wonder what we can do to help them.
The characters are realistic, very different from each other. You have the good girls and the bad boys, but it doesn't evolve as usual. The perfect girl that is always kind makes a mistake, very realistic. When she realizes it, but not by herself, makes me think of how many times I've tried telling others what they were doing was wrong but not seeing that I've made the same mistakes. Sometimes we focus on others but forget to look at what we do and if what we say is also the way we act.
I was a little surprised in the beginning by the evolution of two characters. I assumed things would be different for both characters and it turned out I was wrong.
" 'Yes, well, one would certainly find it, Mr. O'Connor, if one were inclined to look beyond a pretty face, you know, into the heart and soul.' "
How would you feel if you found out they were competing against each other for you like some sort of prize? Even if they said in the end it was your choice.
" 'I know your reputation,' she said softly, 'and frankly, that's more than enough to give me pause.' "
"Deemed imperfect by imperfect people"
I know we shouldn't judge others because who are we to say what they're doing wrong if we're not perfect either? But our reputation is important to others. We have to be careful with it because when the time comes and we decide we want to grow up and do things the right way, it might be too late for others to trust us.
In the other hand, I do believe people can change. If we think we know how others will act based on what everyone else says. We have to know that they might be willing to be better and we should be there to help them.
We see how kindness and humbleness are things we should consider in our lives.
I liked the way the author writes, this is the first book I've read but she has a way to make you think and enjoy her stories. I couldn't put down the book since I started reading it.
There were some things I didn't agree, maybe it's because it's based in 1895 and our thoughts have changed a lot since then. The truth is I'm glad that I was born in this era because we have so much freedom compared to back then.
The tough guy has a nice heart. Just my type! "Well, blame it on the fact I'm an only child who wishes she were from a big family where love flows like water." I felt like this most of my life. Until about 5 years ago, I was an only child and hated it.
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