Gideon only ever cared about himself. Now that Lonnie is his wife, will he ever be worthy of her heart?
This was such a beautiful book.
The story intrigued me from the beginning because it was unique yet held lilting reminders of a style like Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly series and Catherine Marshall’s Christy.
And there’s nothing quite like a novel set in the Appalachian mountains at the turn of the century, either.
Lonnie I loved immediately. Gid I thought a jerk from the beginning. I did have a little sympathy for him, mostly because I knew he had to learn a lot by the end of the book and I pitied him the journey. There was really only rough spot where I rolled my eyes at his immaturity. Don’t worry. He got over it. Eventually. It’s proof of the author’s talent that someone so thoroughly disliked could truly become a great hero by the end.
Seriously, I loved how this book made me smile and laugh and cry at the most unexpected moments.
Without giving too much away, I’ll rave and say this book is a wonderfully woven story of trust shattered and rewon, of love that gently, gently grows.
Like I said, Gideon can try one’s nerves. But, seriously, if the only thing one doesn’t like about a book is that the hero goes through a growing process, that’s an annoyance well served.
The great faith that Lonnie clings to and Gideon (eventually!) learns is an inspiration. If you don’t believe me, listen to the song below that helped inspire it. The beauty of the lyrics and melody capture the essence of Be Still My Soul very well (and for visual people, take another glance at that cover which encapsulates the loveliness of the story within).
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