This week Myra Johnson and Julie Lessman

» Posted on Nov 2, 2009 in Blog | 10 comments

Congratulations to Debbie for winning LeAnn Harris’s Guarded Secrets and Traveler for winning Maggie Brendan’s The Jewel of His Heart.

This week I’m hosting Myra Johnson with One Imperfect Christmas and Julie Lessman with A Passion Denied. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Nov. 8th) evening.

About Myra Johnson:

Myra Johnson’s roots go deep into Texas soil, but she’s proud to be a new Oklahoman. Empty-nesters now, she and her husband share their home in Broken Arrow with two loveable dogs and a snobby parakeet. Her debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas, released in September 2009 from Abingdon Press.

She also writes for Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents line. Autumn Rains, winner of the 2005 RWA Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript, releases October 2009, soon to be followed by Romance by the Book and Where the Dogwoods Bloom.

Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups. Myra and her husband have been married since 1972. The Johnsons have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

About One Imperfect Christmas:

Graphic designer Natalie Pearce will soon face the most difficult Christmas of her life. While taking down last year’s Christmas decorations, her mother suffered a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she allows the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves—most of all her husband, Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she’s one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.

Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit’s end. Nothing he’s done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa’s adolescent rebellion isn’t helping matters. Daniel’s hope reaches its lowest ebb, and he wonders if the next Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.

Bio for Julie Lessman:

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her white-hot passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever. She is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. You can contact Julie through her website at

Blurb for A Passion Denied:

A Love So True, a Memory So False … and a Passion Denied

Elizabeth O’Connor has been the little sister John Brady always longed for, sharing his love of literature and his thirst for God. But in the throes of the reckless “Roaring Twenties, “Lizzie” suddenly wants more from the man who has mentored her since she was thirteen. When this shy, little bookworm blossoms into a beautiful young woman bent on loving him, she discovers John’s past won’t let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won’t let him go anywhere else—until his dark and shocking secrets push her away.

Can true love survive the betrayal and deceit of a painful past … or will it be shattered like the fairy-tale dreams of a young girl in love?

Brimming with romance, longing and betrayal, Book 3 in the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Denied, will quicken your pulse and gladden your heart with a riveting story of redemption and forgiveness.


  1. Don't include me in the drawing. I just wanted to say. I have Julie's books. They are absolutely wonderful.

  2. Congrats to the winners. I also have read Julie Lessman book and loved it, I have read most of her books. Please enter me in Myra Johnson contest.Blessings.

  3. I'd love to be entered in Myra Johnson contest too.

  4. I would love to be included in Julie's contest. Well, either one really. I've just read Julie's first book and it is fabulous. Thanks so much.

  5. I love Mrs. Leessman's books and can't wait for "A Hope Undaunted".
    Please enter me in;~)
    Love Y'all,

  6. Please enter me! 🙂 Thanks!

    sundaisy920 at gmail dot com

  7. I already have these books, so don't enter me. I just wanted to say great interviews!! 🙂


  8. Please enter me for both books! Love to read. Thanks!

  9. Julie Lessman would be a new author for me. Her books looks like a good read and of course I love all christmas stories. I've heard so much about Myra's book. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.

  10. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

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