A Passion Most Pure

A Novel

series: Daughters of Boston, The

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She's found the love of her life.

Unfortunately, he loves her sister.

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O'Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there's the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin's affections shift, it threatens to tear her proper Boston family apart.

Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Most Pure will carry your heart from the sophisticated streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland as men go off to war and women long for their return. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, it will captivate you from the first page.


"Julie Lessman's debut novel, A Passion Most Pure, is a frolicking read brimming with humor, desire, and addled affections, and guarantees to satisfy the most romantic of hearts."--Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered

"A Passion Most Pure is a thought-provoking yet very enjoyable read, one I hated to put down and returned to over and over with great eagerness and anticipation. . . There's a lot of passion of all sorts in this book, from honest physical attraction to deep, abiding love. . . . I can't wait for the next one in this series."--Kathleen Morgan, author of A Fire Within and As High as the Heavens

The Author

  1. Julie Lessman

    Julie Lessman

    Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series, the Winds of Change series, and The Heart of San Francisco series. The recipient of seventeen Romance Writers of America awards, as well as many other accolades, Lessman was chosen as...

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"This first novel in the Daughter of Boston series is much like a typical romance novel--complete with love triangle, evil sister, passionate rendezvous, and misconception. But, Lessman is discrete, her images reflecting the decency of the era about which she writes, and compelling as she incorporates scripture into her characters' thoughts and speech. Readers will appreciate her portrayal of a loving husband/wife relationship that endures numerous strains. Not so typical a romance novel after all."--Elizabeth Wisz, CBA Retailers + Resources

"From the stylish streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland, as men go off to war and women wait for their return, this Christian romance contains all the elements for an enchanting read. Full of romance, humor, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page."--Rebecca Roberts, Historical Novels Review

"This novel is a delightful, engrossing tale, rich in historical detail and peopled by strong, engaging characters that will satisfy those who enjoy historical Christian romance. This series will also appeal to readers looking for novels where the protagonists face real challenges to their faith and deeply grow in the process."--Carol Lynn Stewart, ForeWord

"Superb! Incredible! I loved Julie Lessman's A Passion Most Pure from the second I picked it up until the very last moment I stopped reading."--Amy L. Loos, Armchair Interviews

"I devoured this book and loved every single page. As someone who reads mainstream fiction as well as Christian, A Passion Most Pure met the need I often feel for realism and honesty, but never once compromised on faith and values. This is a thick, juicy read, and one I would pick up again in a heartbeat if I had time for rereading! I'm going to be counting the days until the next book in the Daughters of Boston Series comes out and cheering on Julie Lessman through every step of what is sure to be a long and brilliant career."--Roseanna White, christianreviewofbooks.com