Dare to Love Again: A Novel

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Baker Publishing Group, Jan 7, 2014 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman, resorting to a mammoth hat pin for protection on her way to and from the school where she teaches. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast she quickly discovers she is no match for rum-soaked brute strength.

Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he's a fraud just like all the rest of the men she's cared for. Does she dare love again?

The lushness of the glorious Gilded Age beautifully showcases Lessman's passion as a writer in this engaging love story written with humor and heart. From the glamour of San Francisco's Nob Hill to the seedy gambling dens of the Barbary Coast, Dare to Love Again is a journey to find a love that never fails. Fans will love revisiting the world of the cousins McClare, and new readers will seek more of Julie's passion-filled novels.

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Julie Lessman is an amazing writer. - Christianbook.com
Lovely voice, great tension, a real page turner! - Goodreads
The setting felt authentic and well researched. - Goodreads
This book is a page turner for sure! - Goodreads

Review: Dare to Love Again (The Heart of San Francisco #2)

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

Dare to Love Again is the second of Julie's early 1900s San Francisco books. While I still desperate miss the Boston O'Connors and their generational stories, Julie's novels are still full of the ... Read full review

Review: Dare to Love Again (The Heart of San Francisco #2)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Okay, don't hurt me, but I think I just might end up liking this one better than the O'Connor books. Let me explain. Throughout the O'Connor novels, I often found myself thinking: "Really? How much ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series The recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards, as well as many other accolades, Lessman was chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 and 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. She resides in Missouri with her family. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.

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