Lonnie only wanted her husband’s love. Now that he belongs to another, can she surrender Gideon to a God with a bigger plan?
I said it about Joanne’s first book (in which we first meet Lonnie and Gideon) and I’ll say it about this one, too: This was such a beautiful book.
The best part was receiving it in the mail and diving right into the first page. Right from the start, you can tell something big is about to go down. Something’s going to happen that is going to shatter the shaky peace achieved at the end of book one (no spoilers for those of you who haven’t yet read Be Still My Soul!).
And does it ever! It was partly my fault for not flipping the book over and reading the back cover, but I had no idea what was going to happen… and then it did and wow, just wow. Hope that wasn’t too confusing. Just know it’s an excellent, intriguing, good grief, how is this going to work out? beginning.
Then it continues. Hearts are broken, lives are changed, separation ensues, hurtful words are spoken…it’s a heartrending journey that is riveting in its intensity.
The ending. Meaning: it ended. I milked the ending of this book. I can’t remember ever having done that before, but I clung to the excuse of school tugging at my hours and made the last three pages last two days.
My Hope is Found can’t come fast enough for me!
Though My Heart is Torn is lovely and lyrical. I think what I love best about Joanne’s writing is that she conveys so much with just a whisper of a movement or an echo of a heart’s thought. I realized halfway through this book that it is how she doesn’t overdo emotion that’s what makes you feel.
If you love historical fiction that offers a glimpse into a forgotten time when life was simpler and at the same time so moving, pick up the Cadence of Grace series.
About the Author
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. Though My Heart is Torn is the second novel in her Cadence of Grace series.
Disclosure: The author sent me this book to review. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.