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11.14.2014

Surprised by Love ~ Review

Surprised by Love
The Heart of San Francisco 3
By Julie Lessman

Megan McClare has returned after a year in Paris.  And she looks nothing like the young woman who went away.  But Megan still has the same insecurities that she had a year ago.  And only when she's with Bram does she feel secure.  But Bram seems different somehow, yet he is still her best friend and able to give her the help she needs as she confronts the new world that is opening before.  And he encourages her as she finds herself having to work with Devin Caldwell - the bane of her childhood existence.

But someone is about to capture Megan's heart, but can she capture his?  With her new appearance, Megan's turning heads she can only hope and pray that she turns the right one.  With the love of her family surrounding her Megan tursts them to help her know her own heart.

Meanwhile the interesting and varying relationship between Caitlyn and Logan that has been at the heart of this series is again at work on their hearts.  Trust is at the center of their relationship, and Cait is still vulnerable to Logan's past betrayal. And then there is Andrew Turner a man vying for her heart.

As the two McClare women make choices of the heart they are setting in motion their futures.  But will they choose the love of their lives or will they settle for second best and make do?

Surprised by Love sees further change coming into the lives of the McClare family and in their efforts to improve the lives of those living on and around the Barbary Coast.  Take a step back in time to 1904 San Francisco.  Life may have been simpler as far as technological advances, but life is never simple when the heart is involved.

I was provided a copy of this book through Revell's blogger program in exchange for my honest review.


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?

Author Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will touch your heart in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.


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 and other awards, Lessman was chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 and 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. She resides in Missouri with her family. Learn more at
 www.julielessman.com.