When people say they don’t like to read, I don’t get it. With series like The Daughters of Boston out there (by the ever awesome Julie Lessman), boring is the last thing to describe this series. A Passion Redeemed was no different.
After the first book, I quickly realized my summer reading list would immediately increase to include all of Lessman’s book. No jk-ing here, the only times I’ve stopped were because I had to finish ARCs (advanced reader copies) and book club. Other than that, I just keep downloading as fast as I can.
(This one won’t have as many spoilers as the first post, but it also includes more details than, say, the back of the cover. So please proceed with caution).
Let’s just start off by saying, that for most of the book I still wanted to punch Charity in the face. I wanted to shake her and demand to know why she kept trying to force things, scheme, LIE. I mean was lying her favorite past time?? So there I was about 2/3rds in thinking there was no way I’d ever like her.
But then, as Lessman so perfectly does, things started to happen, you could sense and see genuine change in Charity’s character and finally, I mean FINALLY, I liked her.
Side note: Rigan is a horrible human being. Although other words would be more accurate, I’ll keep it at that.
I loved the deeper themes that were portrayed beautifully. Forgiveness, grace, love, passion. It’s not easy to have deeper themes in fiction without seeming cheesy or forced (especially when matters of faith are involved), but Lessman does it in a way that’s perfect.
I seriously love the O’Connor family. Love them!
I also love how the characters are in each book and then lead to the next one. I have a few more books left with this family, so can’t wait to dive in!
WORK IS IN THE WAY OF THESE IMPORTANT MATTERS!
For those of you who have read the series, do you like Mitch or Collin more? I know it’s hard, but I’m just curious! I’ll go first: I think my vote goes to Collin (but only slightly!!).