Monday, August 17, 2020

My Blog's 10th Year Birthday Bash: Julie Lessman's book giveaway


Welcome to the 17th day of my blog's birthday bash!
Please welcome my author friend Julie Lessman.


She's here to graciously give away a total of 10 ebook copies of her stories to five winners! Each of the five winners will receive a copy of Isle of Hope and A Light in the Window.


Enter the book giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter widget the end of this blog post. Only residents of the USA are eligible to receive a signed paperback copy of this author's books. International residents will only receive ebook copies due to costs of mailing books outside of the USA.

Let's learn a little bit more about Julie and her books ...

Author Bio:

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.

Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, Isle of Hope, and Silver Lining Ranch series, Julie was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered over 21 Romance Writers of America and other awards. 


Voted #1 Romance Author in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie’s novels also made Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, Best of 2014, and “Essential Christian Romance Authors” 2017-20, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction. Her independent novel A Light in the Window was an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers' Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.

Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers titled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. Contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at www.julielessman.com.

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Back Cover Blurb for Isle of Hope

Can a wild girl gone good rebuild bridges with a good boy gone bad?


She’s the girlfriend serving up temptation. 

He’s the pastor’s kid bent on serving God.

Till tragedy separates them for eight long years. 

Now she’s a woman of faith, back to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she betrayed. 

But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?
                                                                              
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Back Cover Blurb for A Light in the Window:

One Woman. Two Men.

One stirs her pulse, the other her faith.

But who will win her heart?


Marceline Murphy, a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues, catches the eye of two of Boston’s most notorious. Patrick O’Connor and Sam O’Rourke are best friends with a bond like brothers … until they meet one woman neither can have.

Overseeing St. Mary’s Christmas play—A Light in the Window—Marcy wrestles with her attraction to both. But when disaster strikes, she’s destined to discover the play’s message firsthand. For although two men have professed their love, only one has responded to the light in the window.

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Connect with Julie:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieLessmanAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julielessman
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/julielessman/

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Enter this book giveaway contest for your chance to WIN a copy of this book by filling out the entry form on the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

45 comments:

  1. Although I already have these books, I just wanted to stop by and say Hi Julie and give a shout out! You fill each page with heart,love of God,romance,and that wonderful dallop of humor we need every day. :) Your books and your friendship mean so much to me. I hope your stories entertain and inspire others as much as they have me. <3

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    1. LYNNE!! You are SUCH a blessing, my friend, so thank you for your amazing support and friendship!!

      Hugs and more hugs,
      Julie

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  2. I have read all of Julie ' s books except her new western. She isn't afraid to show passion in her characters especially Patrick and his wife (her name flew out of my head). I love how realistic their relationship is. It isn't always perfect, but they still love each and stick together.

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    1. Hey, Kelly, thanks SO much for coming by, my friend, AND for reading my books!

      Hope you saw the trailer/video my hubby did for Love's Silver Bullet because I think it's really fun, especially since most of my grands are in it! Here it is just in case:

      LOVE'S SILVER BULLET TRAILER/VIDEO

      Good luck in the giveaway and here's to a win!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  3. These are the kind of books that i like to read and they help me get through the day as battling a disease that is throughout my body and the pain is terrible peggy clayton

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    1. Dear, Peggy,

      I am so very sorry to hear about your pain, my friend and would like to help in some small way. If you send me a private FB message, I will be happy to send you a free e-copy of my award-winning novel, Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love, because it's chock-full of hope, okay?

      Saying a prayer for you right now.

      God bless!
      Julie

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  4. love all Lessman books, what a joy to read....rafflicopter didn't let me enter but that is okay....

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    1. Hey, Virginia, thank you, my sweet friend, for reading my books! And let's see if Alexis can figure out why Rafflecopter didn't let you enter ... or maybe Alexis can enter for you? I've done that before for readers.

      Hugs and more hugs!
      Julie

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    2. Hi, Virginia! I don't know why Rafflecopter wouldn't let you enter the book giveaway contest. Would you please explain what happened?

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  5. I have all your books on my kindle so letting others win this round! Happy Birthday Bash Jules!
    Love
    Linda Marie Finn

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    1. Aw, THANK YOU, Linda Marie, for your faithful support -- you are true to your blog name, my friend!

      Hugs and more hugs,
      Julie

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    2. Thank you Jules I needed to hear that night! Love you much

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  6. Sounds really interesting, good to learn about your books. Might have heard of the first title from somewhere :).

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    1. WHOOPS ... posted my reply below instead of beneath your comment, Calvin, so repeating it here. Thanks for coming by! Isle of Hope was listed on Family Fiction magazine's "Top 15 Novels of 2015," so that may be where you heard about it? It's loosely based on my own dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father and how God taught me to heal it. I hope you get a chance to read it, my friend, so here's to a win!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  7. Isle of Hope deals with a second chance romance which I enjoy. A Light In The Window sounds like it will show how two people, much the same, can react and be very different. I like that they are books I can share with my daughter.
    Thank you for participating in this giveaway. Stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Hey, Patricia, may I ask how old your daughter is? The reason I ask is because my tagline is "Passion with a Purpose," which simply means there's a wee bit more romantic passion (and spiritual passion) than your typical Christian romance, but always according to God's precepts. The age group I would recommend for my books is ages 14-up because I deal a lot with purity and temptation, but again, always to teach God's precepts about both.

      Hugs and GOOD LUCK in the contest!
      Julie

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  8. Hey, Calvin, thanks for coming by! Isle of Hope was listed on Family Fiction magazine's "Top 15 Novels of 2015," so that may be where you heard about it? It's loosely based on my own dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father and how God taught me to heal it. I hope you get a chance to read it, my friend, so here's to a win!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  9. Both books look good, I love finding new to me authors!

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    1. Hey, D, I hear you because I love finding "new to me" readers! ;)

      Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
      Julie

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  10. This book brought me to tears. I would love to share it with my book club.

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  11. Aw, Sonnetta, thank you! That is if they were good tears and not that you hated it! ;) I assume you are speaking about Isle of Hope? Which means a lot to me because that book means a lot to me. As you know from my author note in the book, it is loosely biographical regarding my dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father and how God healed it.

    Sonnetta, I would be honored to send complimentary e-books of Isle of Hope to your book club if you contact me directly via private e-mail message, okay?

    And if you win this contest and have already read A Light in Window, too, I will be happy to send you another one of my indie e-books instead, so GOOD LUCK!!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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  12. What an awesome giveaway!! I just LOVE Julie Lessman books!!!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Paty! Here's to a win, my friend, so GOOD LUCK!

      HUGS,
      Julie

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  13. I love to read her books They are so inspirational.

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    1. Thanks, Klynn -- "inspirational" is my highest aim, so I appreciate your comment. Good luck in the contest!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  14. You are a new author to me, your books look very interesting!

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    1. Hey, Linda Marie, thank you so much for coming by because I would love to introduce you to my books. So if you don't win here, contact me via private FB message, and let's see what we can do, okay?

      Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
      Julie

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    1. I'm assuming you are the same Linda Marie as above, and one of the biggest things I would say about my books is that they are definitely "inspirational," so here's to a win!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  16. Sounds like some really good books.

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    1. Thanks, Patricia, for coming by. Well, I think they are "some really good books," but that's a decision you will have to make for yourself. So if you don't win here, shoot me a private FB message, and we'll see what we can do, okay?

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  17. I loved A Wing and a Prayer! Julie's books are truly a blessing.

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    1. Sally, thank you SOOO much, my friend, for reading A Wing and a Prayer! And if you posted a review for it on Amazon, please let me know because I would like to personally thank you, okay?

      Hugs!!
      Julie

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    1. Hey, Natalya, HELLO!! hope you are doing well, my friend. And I will make the same offer to you that I did to Sally above and say if you posted a review on Amazon for Isle of Hope, A Wing and a Prayer, or Love's Silver Bullet, please let me know so I can personally thank you, okay?

      Hugs and more hugs!
      Julie

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Good luck in the contest, and if you don't win here, shoot me a private FB message, and we'll see what we can do, okay?

      Hugs!!
      Julie

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  20. I love the cover for Isle of Hope!

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    1. Hey, Abigail, thank you! But if you love the cover, I hope you love the story inside even better, because it's a double romance loosely based on my own dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father. Here's my website page for Isle of Hope, and be sure to scroll all the way down to the celebrity pix that depict the hero and hero because Jack is HUNK!

      ISLE OF HOPE

      Good luck in the contest!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  21. These books sound neat! I would love to win one of them!

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    1. Hey, Reba, thanks for coming by and I would like you to win one, too, so GOOD LUCK!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  22. I am new to your books I loved the Heart of San Francisco series and am am starting the silver linings

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    1. Oh, Aimee, thank you SO much for reading my books! I would love to send you a winning copy of both Isle of Hope and A Light in the Window, so GOOD LUCK in the draw! And if you don't win here, contact me via private FB message, and I'll send you a free e-copy of your choice of either of these books, okay?

      Hugs and Happy Reading!
      Julie

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  23. The first book I read of Julie’s, I loved the way she didn’t shy away from the fact that Christians have struggles and trials and how God can work through them....

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    1. Hey, gmgm2, thank you SO much! I'm definitely not a shyer-awayer, so I appreciate your appreciation of that fact. Good luck in the contest and God bless!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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