#TuesdayTea review of A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER by Julie Lessman!

Welcome to #TuesdayTea! I’m thrilled to review Julie’s newest story, A Gift Like No Other, a historical romance featuring the O’Connor family. Doesn’t this cover inspire thoughts of a joyful Christmas spent with loved ones?

A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER by Julie Lessman

Even though I’m already anticipating the Christmas season, I’m savoring the last days of autumn (and pumpkin spice) until Thanksgiving. Today I’m serving pumpkin muffins with your choice of a pumpkin spice latte or a cup of bracing English Breakfast tea. Please join us as we chat about this special holiday romance with it’s reminder of the importance of keeping marriage vows strong…..with His loving guidance.

ABOUT A Gift Like No Other

WARNING: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital problems, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.

Her dream is writing.
His is the perfect wife and mother.
Until God fulfills them both 
with a dream like no other.

Twelve years ago, Faith O’Connor happily gave up her dream as a copywriter to become a wife and mother, clinging to her husband’s promise she could return someday. But when the opportunity arises to write for the Boston Herald again two days a week, her dream hits a snag … along with her marriage.

To Collin McGuire, family is everything because he never really had one of his own. Raised by a father who died early and a mother who didn’t care, Collin is determined to give his children the very best with a full-time mother. But when he denies Faith her dream, he soon discovers he’s denied his own as well … until Christmas day brings a healing through a gift like no other.


A Gift Like No Other (An O'Connor Christmas)

A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it! Snuggle up with a cup of orange-cinnamon tea and a sugary snickerdoodle, ready to be blessed by this sweet, spicy story!

Devoted fans of Julie Lessman’s writing know her books are filled with passionate emotions. Her well-developed characters settle into a special place in the reader’s heart. This is so true with this story as Collin and Faith’s seventeen-year marriage faces a few challenges, which all marriages do over time. I loved the way this husband and wife confronted their problems with advice from their family and with the realization of God’s gifts. Very touching and very real. The heartfelt emotions of the Christmas Eve epilogue provide the perfect ending for this story…like a present for the reader, wrapped in festive paper and topped with a sparkly bow….the blessings of a gift like no other.

Favorite quote: “Guilt is like a cancer that eats away at our soul, robbing us of joy, hope, and all too often, the very forgiveness that will set us free.”

A note of warning from the author: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital problems, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.

*I received a complimentary ebook with no requirement to write a review. I’m pleased to offer my honest opinion about this story.


You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, And you will fulfill your vows.~~Job 22:27


Julie Lessman is a dear author who writes inspirational contemporary and historical romances. I love her heart for the Lord and her tag line…..stories of “passion with a purpose.” For more information about her other books, please visit her website, where I suggest you also sign up for her newsletter, JOURNAL JOTS. http://www.JulieLessman.com.

Thank you for stopping by for an autumn tea and my review of Julie’s sweet (with a touch of spice) inspirational romance story. I pray your days are filled with faith, love and abundant joy during the holidays ahead.

Blessings and prayers always,


*Your comments are appreciated and will be visible after moderation. I apologize for delays in posting.

Author: Sherida Stewart

Inspirational romance author and Christian blogger

17 thoughts on “#TuesdayTea review of A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER by Julie Lessman!”

  1. Thank you so much Sherida for this wonderful review! Love Julie Lessman’s stories and am so happy with this latest addition to the O’Connor saga. Your review summed up the real appeal of a Julie Lessman novel. I’s not only the romance (which is swoon worthy 🙂 ) ,But the beautiful, heartfelt message that has made her stories so special! (Sent by Journal Jots)


    1. Lynne, thank you so much for visiting my Tuesday Tea celebration for Julie’s newest story. I appreciate your lovely comment about both my review and about the messages of faith and hope Julie so passionately includes in her writing. Fun to met many readers who enjoy Journal Jots as I do! Blessings!


  2. Thank you for sharing this review, Sherida! I’ve read and enjoyed Julie Lessman’s books, and this one sounds fascinating. Plus Julie is a sweetheart—I was so blessed to meet her in person at several ACFW conferences!

    I apologize for being a day late in commenting (had medical appointments yesterday) but I always enjoy your lovely posts. Now I’m hungry for a yummy snickerdoodle! 😉

                         Hugs, Patti Jo


    1. Patti Jo, I’m always happy to have you stop by….anytime! You are so sweet to be loyal about commenting on my blog….especially when I know you are so busy! And you’ve met Julie in person! How fun! You will enjoy this newest story….perfect for before-Christmas reading. Thanks again for your precious friendship…and sisterhood! Blessings!


    1. Caryl, so great to see you here! Since I often see you in places I visit, I know we share appreciation for many of the same authors….Julie Lessman and her Journal Jots included. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!


  3. Love your review! And I think that the world needs more of this kind of book (which deals with marital relationships and struggles).
    (I came from the Journal Jot’s blog)


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Priscila! I agree with you that I would like to see more stories featuring marriage relationships. Good point! I appreciate your comment and am glad you enjoy Julie’s Journal Jot blog. Blessings!


  4. PATTI JO!!! Oh my goodness — how the heck are you, darlin’?? I’m thinking I may have the wrong email for you because I sent you a request to be part of my blog tour as an influencer, but I didn’t hear back.

    I’d love an update on where you are in your career, my sweet friend.

    Hugs and more hugs!


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