Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Hope Is Found by Joanne Bischof ~ review

  • File Size: 2006 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (October 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English

Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?  
After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.

Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son. 

Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

My take on this book:
The only place for Gideon was with Lonnie and his son Jacob. When Cassie, a woman from his past came forward stating that she was his wife well all he could do was leave his heart with Lonnie and go with Cassie. Fortunately for Gideon Cassie decides to set him free  which will allow him to return to the family that he longs to see again.  Will Lonnie be waiting for him when he returns home or has she moved on?

"My Hope Is Found" by Joanne Bischof is the third book in the Cadence of Grace Series, and I can say that I have enjoyed the entire series. I would recommend that readers start at the beginning of the series, just to understand the ups and downs the characters have faced, but truthfully I felt like the author provided enough background information that each book could be read as a stand alone work.  Ms. Bischof does a wonderful job of allowing these characters to find their way into the reader's heart, by allowing us feel the emotions, hopes and longings of each one. I truly couldn't read this book fast enough to find out just who Lonnie would finally choose. There were so many things that I enjoyed about this series, such as the historical feel, the fact that it takes place in the Appalachian Mountains and the strong characters to name a few. The fact that the author weaves in a touching faith based message was just icing on the cake! Not only do I recommend "My Hope Is Found" but  would say that anyone who enjoys nice, historical fiction with a compelling story will enjoy the entire series!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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