Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dare to Love Again


Dare to Love Again is the second novel in the Heart of San Francisco series by Julie Lessman.  This is a wonderful novel that I really enjoyed!  You definitely need to read Love at Any Cost, the first book in the series so that you can understand the storyline-it is a great read as well.   Lessman has really done her research and offers a very authentic look at San Francisco during the early 1900s.  I really enjoyed the plot and couldn’t figure out the mystery that surrounded Nick Barone until the very end.  Lessman’s character development is superb!  I absolutely adore the women of the McClare family and the star of this novel, Allison McClare is a fun mix of spunk, humor, and vulnerability.  Her journey to independence is a joy to watch unfold and the sparks between her and Detective Nick Barone makes this a really enjoyable book. 

Lessman gently intertwines the power of God’s love and grace throughout the book and is very sweet.  I loved tough guy Nick Barone and his battles against himself and the revenge that is raging in heart.  Him and Allison is a fun pair and prove nothing is fair in love and war.  Lessman has left some unfinished business with two of her characters that I can’t wait to see resolved in her next novel.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series.  Lessman’s writing is funny, exciting and romantic!  Highly recommend! 

Provided by the publisher for review
Dare to Love Again (Heart of San Francisco Series #2)

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