Julie Lessman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her writing is imaginative, insightful and thorough. This is the third book in her Heart of San Francisco series and focuses on the lives of the McClare family. This story is basically a story about two women, Megan and her mother, Cait. Each woman is wooed by two men and has to make a choice between them. Lessman does a very good job of involving the reader in all the emotions that these women feel. She develops the characters so completely that we feel we know them. At the half way point in the book she has presented each man in a way that we are left to wonder who each women will choose. At this point, each man, while imperfect, is likeable and a reasonable match for them. I’m not going to tell you which man each woman chooses. You’ll need to read it to find out. The publisher says this:
“She can turn the head of the man who spurned her--but can she turn his heart?
When Megan McClare left San Francisco to study in Paris, no one would accuse her of being poised and pretty. But on the other side of the Atlantic, this wallflower blossomed into a beauty with big dreams. When she returns to California and accepts an internship at the district attorney's office, she's thrilled that her life is taking shape. But the exciting opportunity quickly loses its glow when she discovers she'll be working alongside Devin Caldwell, who mercilessly mocked her at school--and with whom she was hopelessly enamored.Bram Hughes is the best friend to whom Megan has always turned for support and advice. But when she seeks his counsel about working with Devin Caldwell, Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a little sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man? “
The story is set in the early 1900’s and it’s obvious by the descriptive passages, that the author researched the time period. She even goes into detail about how an early automobile is started. I will definitely be reading the first two of the series.
I encourage you to go HERE and read an excerpt then look around Lessman's blog and learn more about her other books.
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