Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Though My Heart is Torn by Joanne Bischof

My Review:
What a spectacular sequel to Be Still My Soul!!

Though My Heart Is Torn (The Cadence of Grace #2)I'm still recovering from the heart-twisting experience I read through yesterday afternoon. Bischof does a wonderful job of bringing her characters to life and enthralling you with their story. There's no way to easily explain in this review how much I'm in love with this series but I'll certainly try!

Since I've already mentioned how realistic Lonnie and Gideon are let me next talk about the supporting cast. In Though My Heart is Torn the memorable characters, Jebediah and Elsie make another appearance. They both are such sweet surrogate parents for Lonnie. I also enjoyed seeing Addie again. That little girl is so cute and bubbly!

I truly felt my heart torn like Lonnie's. I wanted to cry about halfway through. I felt myself walking right alongside Lonnie, aching to help her. I haven't read a book that's drawn me in and swallowed me up before. So as I patiently wait for the next book I'll try not to reread both books over and over...

I received this book from Multnomah though Blogging for Books in return for an honest review, which I have done. Thanks!

Back Cover: 
Gideon O’Riley has two wives—but he doesn’t know it.

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 interupts 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?


  1. Rosie, This was such a joy to read. It means the world to me to know that the characters endeared themselves to you and that this story touched you. Thank you so much for letting me read this!

    1. Aw, thank you for writing such a wonderful story!! :D

  2. I think I need to read these! :) I know what you mean about wanting to read them over and over.....

    1. Yes! You really should, Faith! ;)


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