A Heart Revealed is an inspirational historical romance and book number two in the Winds of Change series. If you'd like to read my review on book one, called A Hope Undaunted, click here. A Heart Revealed continues the story of the O'Connors, following Sean O'Connor. Ten long years ago, Emma Malloy fled her home of Dublin, Ireland, coming to America. She settles in Boston, trying to forget her past, where she was married to an abusive man. Set back in the 1930's (just after Katie, from the first book, is married), she finds herself falling for Sean O'Connor, the self proclaimed lifelong bachelor. Her big problem is that she ran away from her husband - no divorce - so she struggles with that. The guilt is strong, even if she was horribly abused - the awful man even burned her face! Sean too, has his struggles - will this romance ever take off, and will they find happiness together?
I really enjoyed this book! Julie Lessman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I'm impatiently waiting now for book 3! (grumble, grumble - is it next September yet?) The book keeps you constantly wanting to turn the page, because there is always something going on - either with Emma, or with other members of the extended O'Connor family. Most books in a series, you don't really need to have read the previous books to understand what is going on - and while this one is one of them, I recommend borrowing or buying A Hope Undaunted first before reading this one, simply because it helps you understand background characters a little more. (The author's other series, Daughters of Boston, also follows many of the same characters, and you can read that series to start off if you really want the full history! lol)
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A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman is a paperback historical fiction book published by Revell. It is 503 pages long. The suggested cover price is $14.99, but Amazon has it available for $10.19 as of this posting. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.