Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Though My Heart Is Torn by JoAnne Bischof

About the book:
Settling into a simple life in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, Lonnie and Gideon O’Riley have finally found happiness after the rocky start to their marriage. The roguish bluegrass musician has fallen in love with his gentle wife and the God she serves, and Lonnie rests secure in his tenderness for her and their young son. A heartless ruse interrupts their peace, bringing them back to Rocky Knob—and forces them to face the claims of Cassie Allan, a woman who says she is Gideon’s rightful wife.
As Gideon wades into the depths of his past choices, Lonnie is stunned by the revelations. She has no choice but to navigate this new path, knowing that surviving the devastating blow will take every ounce of strength  she has.
While Gideon’s guilt  and his bitterness towards Cassie threatens to burn up his fledgling faith, Lonnie wrestles to find the courage to trust the God who brought them together in the first place. Will their hard-earned love be able to conquer all? 
Lonnie only wanted her husband’s love. Now that he belongs to another, can she surrender Gideon to a God with a bigger plan?

My Review
I loved Be Still My Soul,  book #1 in The Cadence of Grace Series. by Joanne Bischof and was excited to also review book #2, Though My Heart Is Torn.  Once again I was drawn quickly into the  story of Lonnie and Gideon.  I'll admit that at first I did not like the way the story continued but soon realized that God had a plan for this book and He used Joanne's talent as a writer to lead us "through the valley" He chose for the unforgettable  characters of Lonnie and Gideon.  It is always a joy to stand back and watch God work in the heart of a author to show us our way is not always His way.  I look forward to where God lead Joanne in the next book in this series.  This one is a keeper that I will read again. I give Though My Heart Is Torn 5 out of 5 stars. 

I received this book through Blogging For Book and Waterbrook/Multnomah for my honest review.
I was not paid for my review in any way. 

You can read the first chapter of Though My Heart Is Torn 

You can read my review of Be Still My Soul, book #1 in The Cadence of Grace Series here.
About the Author
Joanne Bischof Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne Bischof lives in the mountains of Southern California where she keeps busy making messes with their home-schooled children. When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, writing, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life. Be Still My Soul is her first novel.
Joanne's website

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1 comment:

Joanne Bischof said...

Thank you so much, Jan for this beautiful review of Though My Heart is Torn. It's really special to get to read how the story at first left you uncertain, then it unfolded in a way that blessed you. That is my greatest hope! Thank you for being such a sweet encouragement.