❤️ “Holy Joe, I think I’m in love!” ❤️

A Wing and a Prayer by Julie Lessman

… and I MOST DEFINITELY AM — with my AMAZING husband after I saw the video he created for Gabe’s story, A Wing and a Prayer!! HOLY JOE, it is absolutely “hipper-dipper,” to coin a phrase from the 40s!

I’m hoping you think so, too, because I’ve attached it below with a giveaway to win one of three e-books, so I hope you enter.

And SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I finally finished Love’s Silver Bullet, which I don’t mind telling you had me plenty worried because:

A.) I wasn’t sure I’d meet Amazon’s deadline for uploading, which threatens penalties if you miss it. I was two months behind on writing LSB due to massive edits on Gabe’s story, which I didn’t expect! 😳

B.) I had almost NO idea where the LSB plot was going because this is the first time I didn’t draft a detailed synopsis, so NEVER again!!

C.) My prayer partners and I and many of YOU literally prayed me through this plot, God’s truth, because I had NO excitement for it, which is deadly for me since I am an emotional writer. But the minute people started praying for me, BOOM!! I would get excited and go gangbusters till the next lull … then pray again! 👍

D.) I was really worried that the hero’s motivation for dodging the heroine throughout the entire book (don’t worry, I managed a number of pretty steamy kisses despite that because after all, I am Julie Lessman, the author obsessed with kisses, right??). So, I kept praying for decent motivation, but it didn’t come. Consequently, I just kept piling mediocre motivations on top of each other and then BAM!! Three chapters from finishing, God gave me a stellar motivation, so all is well! WHEW!!

And guess what?? I LOVE IT, which is something I don’t always say at the end of a book, so THANK YOU, GOD!! Hope you love it, too. Here’s the link to preorder AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE if you haven’t done so. Release date is MAY 31ST!


A Wing & A Prayer Video & Giveaway!

As I mentioned above, my sweet hubby made an AMAZING video for me for A Wing & a Prayer — uh, since his work  dried up and he has nothing to do but fish (he’s a designer for large meetings and events, so DUH!). So PLEASE check it out below because it’s heart-pounding, I promise! And if you leave a comment beneath it on Youtube, you will be entered to win an e-book copy for A Wing and a Prayer, so GOOD LUCK!

NOTE: Winners will be announced in my next Journal Jots blog, so if you are not subscribed to my blog, I recommend entering your e-mail in the box at the top right-hand side of this page so you will receive an email the next time I post.


(Just arrow back when you’re done viewing!)


HELP — Reviews Requested — PLEASE!!

Hey, guys, I need your help! If you read and enjoyed either A Wing and a Prayer OR Isle of Hope and did NOT post a review on Amazon, would you PLEASE consider doing so?

It just takes a few seconds to post a brief (1- or 2-line) review on Amazon, and it can even be the same generic review posted for each book. Then please let me know if you do because I would LOVE to personally thank you, okay?

Most people don’t realize how critical good reviews are to authors — especially indie authors like me. But so many readers base book-buying decisions on the number of good reviews posted, that’s the best way to bless an author you like.

So, I encourage you to post reviews for EVERY author you like because TRULY, that’s the best way so thank them for all of their hard work on your behalf. PLUS … it helps ensure they will continue to write books you love.




A Wing & A Prayer Promo with Sarah Sundin!

Squeeeeeeeeeee!!! If you are even remotely a WWII buff, then Sarah Sundin needs no introduction as she is the creme de la creme of WWI authors!

So I am beyond blessed to be doing a promotion with her starting on May 8th — the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, Victory in Europe! All you have to do is mark your calendars to come by this blog and Sarah’s starting on May 8th, and you can win signed copies of both of our books (three chances to do so!), a $50 gift card, and lots of other prices.

PLUS … you’ll get a sneak peek at both Sarah’s books and mine, SO PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

A Wing & A Prayer Paperback is Here!

So many of you have written me to ask if and when a paperback will be released for A Wing and a Prayer, and it’s my pleasure to tell you — IT’S HERE!!

I will warn you that I just ordered winner’s copies for contests I’ve held TODAY, and they are telling me delivery won’t be till May 1-5 if ordered today. Since it is an indie book, they print it on demand, which is why it takes so long, so I apologize I couldn’t get it up on Amazon any sooner than that. 😳




 Isle of Hope Free Download May 1-3!

During a time like this quarantine, everyone can use a little “hope,” so I’m doing my part with a free download of my award-winning novel, Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love, which is a true story of hope for me, since it’s loosely based on how God healed my dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father.

I am blessed to say that Isle of Hope was listed on Family Fiction magazine’s “TOP 15 NOVELS OF 2015” and currently has a 4.7 rating out of 5 on Amazon with 287 reviews, so it’s not a dog, I promise.

So, mark your calendars for my “WEEKEND OF HOPE GIVEAWAY,” MAY 1-3, 2020, and tell everybody you know who hasn’t read it to do the same, okay? THANK YOU!

God bless you and yours and keep you safe and well.

Hugs and Happy Reading!