Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Though My Heart Is Torn

About The Book:  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?
About The Author:  Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne 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. 
My Thoughts About The Book:  This book is the second in the Cadence of Grace series but it is a stand alone.  You do not have to read the first book to get caught up in the second.  This book is one of love, disappointment, and God's grace.  It is beautifully written and bittersweet.  From the moment I began the book I could not put it down.  The characters are so real that you feel as if you are right there with them.  I could not put the book down from the moment I read the first page and was glad it was the end of my school year so I could stay up late and finish.  I had to know what happened with Lonnie,  Gideon, and Casey and I promise you that you will feel the same.  This book gets 5 stars from me and I cannot wait for the next in the series or anything else by this author. 
 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomahs  review program for bloggers, Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.


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