Dare to Love Again

A Novel

series: Heart of San Francisco, The

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She's a sassy socialite burned by love. He's a jaded cop burned by the upper class.
When sparks fly . . . will love catch fire again?


Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast, she quickly discovers she's no match for the unsavory characters that haunt the dark streets.

Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite self-defense, but it seems he has little choice. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But is he just a fraud like all the rest of the men Allison's cared for? Or is he the one who will let her dare to love again?

Award-winning author Julie Lessman brings the glamour of Gilded Age San Francisco to vibrant life in this journey to find a love that never fails.


"With memorable characters and an effervescent plot that's as buoyant as it is entertaining, Dare to Love Again is Julie Lessman at her zestful best."--Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of A Lasting Impression and To Whisper Her Name 

"Nobody pens a more splendid romance than Julie! The expert on dazzling dialogue, engaging characters, and wonderful romantic plots with a twist wins my heart over every time."--Maggie Brendan, author of Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series

"Julie's ability to thread romance and longing, deception and forgiveness, and lots of humor are unparalleled by anyone else in the Christian market today."--Rachel McRae, LifeWay Stores


Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series and was ACFW's 2009 Debut Author of the Year. Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in the Family Fiction magazine's 2012 and 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also on Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction list and is the recipient of fifteen RWA awards. You can contact Julie at www.julielessman.com.


Endorsements

"With memorable characters and an effervescent plot that's as buoyant as it is entertaining, Dare to Love Again is Julie Lessman at her zestful best. Romance readers who crave a high-octane plot and a hero and heroine who take sparring to a whole new level will not be disappointed!"

Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of A Lasting Impression and To Whisper Her Name 

"Nobody pens a more splendid romance than Julie! The expert on dazzling dialogue, engaging characters, and wonderful romantic plots with a twist wins my heart over every time! Dare to Love Again has all the elements of great storytelling--close family dynamics, love, faith, and romantic passion melded together to create another outstanding story of the McClare family."

Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series


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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