Marcelin Murphy and her best friend, Julie O’Rourke, will be in charge of the Christmas play and fundraiser for the St. Mary’s parish soup kitchen. They come up with “A Light in the Window” for the title of the play, relating to the lights that the Irish put in their windows each Christmas. Volunteering to help with the play and dinners for the soup kitchen are rouges Patrick O’Conner and Sam O’Rourke, Julie’s older brother. Both men are interested in Marcelin and flip a coin to determine who will be able to pursue her. Patrick wins the coin flip, but ruins his chance when he rashly kisses Marcelin one night after walking her home after play rehearsal. Now Sam has his chance. Will Sam succeed in winning Marcelin’s affections or ruin his chance when he cannot stop his “dallying with other women” ways? Will Patrick’s heart and behaviors have changed enough to catch Marcelin’s attention and win her in the end, or will Sam steal Marcelin’s heart instead?
Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine's 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Julie has garnered 17 RWA and other awards and made Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Her latest novel, Surprised by Love, appeared on Family Fiction magazine's list of Top Ten Novels of 2014. Her indie book A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers' Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.
Award-winning author Julie Lessman’s novel A Light in the Window is about love, faith, and service. It teaches about how someone heading down the wrong path can turn his life around if influenced by good people and has a will to change. The love triangle between Marcelin Murphy and rouges Patrick O’Conner and Sam ORourke leave readers guessing which man will not only vie for her affections, but win her heart. This novel is both touching and inspiring. I would recommend it to all lovers of Christian-historical-Irish fiction.
Series: O’Conner Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change
Genre: Christian fiction, historical fiction, romance; Irish fiction
Publisher: Ten Talents Press
Publication date: October 23, 2013
Number of pages: 406
Other Books in this series:
Daughters of Boston
1-A Passion Most Pure
2-A Passion Redeemed
3-A Passion Denied
Winds of Change
1-A Hope Undaunted
2-A Heart Revealed
3-A Love Surrendered