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Excerpt from A Dare and a Prayer


Cover Reveal for A Dare & A Prayer!

Let me just start off by saying—this is one of my favorite books I have ever written!

Sweet mother of Job, I haven’t had this much fun writing a novel since I wrote A Passion Redeemed, Charity and Mitch’s story, which is pretty telling since Henry is their son.


Well, there are a number of reasons, but the biggest one is that it is soooo much fun taking a bad-boy womanizer with many vices to a noble and faithful man who loves only one woman and one God. And trust me—with Henry, it’s no easy feat!

Here’s the jacket blurb:

He’s a hotshot who takes up a dare.
She’s an aspiring missionary who wants to beware.
But will love become a gamble
with a dare and a prayer?

Lieutenant Henry Dennehy is a cocky and carefree fighter pilot in the Pacific Theatre of WW2, known for scoring big, both in the sky and on land. But when his buddies offer a bet he can’t refuse to turn the head of the “untouchable” nurse at 369th Station Hospital—a woman who’s shot down more flyboys than the enemy—he’s bound and determined to win. Problem is, if he wins the dare, will he lose at love?

Lieutenant Amy Leigh MacArthur was on her way to the mission field when she detoured to fight for her country instead, an Army nurse whose interest lies only in healing the wounded and teaching orphans to read. Certainly not in men, and definitely not in Henry Dennehy, the boy who ridiculed her years ago as a shy and homely teen. But when Henry pursues her and won’t take no for an answer, Amy finds a way that gives him no choice. Until, that is, love does the same for them both.

Release date is Oct. 1st,
and a pre-order discount is available NOW!



Here’s my new cover—hope you like it as much as I do!



Win Character Named for You in A Dare and a Prayer, Signed Paperback Copy, & $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Wanna win?

Well, right now you can! The LiteraryScape Book Club recently discussed THE DAUGHTERS OF BOSTON SERIES with a brief podcast on each book per the schedule indicated below, so whether you have read the books or not, you can still win!



1.) Listen to each of the five podcasts per the schedule listed below on or after the given date (you have till contest-end date of Sept. 7th by 11:59 PM).

2.) Answer the question asked for each, then send your answer to me via my website at the CONTACT JULIE tab by SEPTEMBER 7th by 11:59 PM. Winners will be announced in my September 8th Journal Jot. NOTE: Answers can be found in first half of the podcast.

3.) Additional points can be accrued for three runners-up for their choice of a free e-copy of Book 1 in The Cousin O’Connor’s series, Gabe’s story, A Wing and a Prayer, Book 2, Hope’s story, A Hope and a Prayer, or Book 3, Henry’s story, A Dare and a Prayer by simply leaving a comment on each post.



July 28th
A Light in the Window  (Video Title: A Rogue and an Angel)

QUESTION: What scene was one of the moderator’s favorites that she identified with personally?


August 4thA Passion Most Pure  (Video Title: 2 Sisters, 2 Men)

QUESTION: What aspect of the book did the moderators agree on that came off as something they did not like?)


August 11thA Passion Redeemed  (Video Title: Rising From the Ashes)

QUESTION: Who was a “voice of reason” according to the moderators?


August 18thA Passion Denied (Video Title: A Fight For Love)

QUESTION: How many sisters did one of the moderators mention that she had?


August 25th –  Interview with Julie Lessman (Video Title: Why Women Love Manly Men)

QUESTION:   In the interview, who did I feel like when I married my husband?


Good luck in the contest!


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