Faith grinned and threw the dishrag at her sister. “Hey, Collin’s not that bad.

And I suppose Mitch isn’t a pain in the posterior at times?”


Charity bobbled the dishrag in hand while a wicked grin surfaced on her lips.

“He’s stubborn, he’s Irish, and he’s a man. What do you think?”


A chuckle parted from Faith’s lips as she shook her head.“Apparently God

thinks nobody teaches patience better than Irish men. Must be a gift.”

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman



Oh trust me — it is! And if you have ever read any of my books, I hope you would agree that Irish heroes DO have a special gift — to make a reader swoon! ❤️

And don’t even get me started on what they do to the authors … 😍

But, speaking of “gifts,” I have one for you in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and … drum roll please …


☘️ My Next Facebook Live!

Sweet saints above, you’re gonna want to mark your calendars for my next Facebook Live THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018, 12:00 Noon CST because I am giving away:

☘️ Winner’s choice of a $25 Amazon gift card OR 3 signed paperback copies (or e-copies) of ANY of my series: The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, or Isle of Hope.

☘️ Plus having a St. Pat’s sale of 50% off all my Isle of Hope novels. 

☘️ Plus a special 5-day freebie on one of my books, but I’m not going to say which one — you’ll have to come by to find out, okay? But I guarantee you will love it since it’s one of my very favorites.

So wear your green and a grin to join me this Friday when I just may answer a question you asked in my last Rafflecopter contest. You know, things like … “Will we see the O’Connor family again?” or “Why Irish family sagas?” or “How many serious relationships did I have before I met my husband?”

Hope to see you there!


❤️ Did You See My Valentine’s FB Live?

I talk about the most romantic thing my husband has ever done for me, how we met, and how he proposed, so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below:


That’s it for today, but sweet saints in heaven — DO have a a happy St. Pat’s! ☘️

Hugs and Happy Reading!