Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sarah by Sharlene MacLaren- A Review

Sarah Woodward has come to Kentucky as a mail–order bride. But when she steps off the stage coach, the man who contacted her through the Marriage Made in Heaven Agency informs her that he has fallen in love with and wed another woman. Sarah is disappointed, but she feels that God led her to Little Hickman Creek for a reason. With her usual stubborn determination, she refuses to leave until she finds out what that reason is. Rocky Callahan's sister has died, leaving him with two young children to take care of. When he meets the fiery Sarah Woodward, he proposes the answer to both their problems—a marriage in name only. Sarah soon comes to love the children, but Rocky is afraid that she'll never survive as a farmer's wife with her privileged upbringing. Can he let go of the pain in his past and trust God's plan for his life? Will she leave him or will they actually find a marriage made
in heaven?

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House; 1ST edition (September 11, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 088368425X
ISBN-13: 978-0883684252
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene attended Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating with an education degree in 1971, she taught second grade for two years, then accepted an invitation to travel internationally for a year with a singing ensemble. In 1975, she married her childhood sweetheart. Together they raised two lovely, wonderful daughters, both of whom are now happily married and enjoying their own families. Retired in 2003 after thirty–one years of teaching, "Shar" loves to read, sing, travel, and spend time with her family–her grandchildren, in particular!

Shar launched her writing career in 2006 with the contemporary romance Through Every Storm, a Whitaker House release that was named a finalist for Book of the Year by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Following that was her acclaimed Little Hickman Creek series, consisting of Loving Liza Jane (Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award); Sarah, My Beloved (third place, Inspirational Readers' Choice Award 2008); and Courting Emma (third place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2009). Shar's next series, the popular Daughters of Jacob Kane, comprises Hannah Grace (second place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2010), Maggie Rose, and Abbie Ann (third place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2011). Sofia's Secret concludes her latest series, River of Hope, which also comprises Livvie's Song and Ellie's Haven.

Shar has done numerous countrywide book signings, television and radio appearances, and interviews. She loves to speak for women's organizations, libraries, church groups, women's retreats, and banquets. She is involved in Apples of Gold, a mentoring program for young wives and mothers, and is active in her church, as well as two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan, with their beautiful white collie, Peyton.

  Sarah by Sharlene MacLaren is book two in the Little Hickman Creek series. I read and reviewed book one a while back. Here is my review link if you would like to read that one. The title is Loving Liza Jane. http://thelifeandtimesofwanda.blogspot.com/2011/01/loving-liza-jane-by-sharlene-maclarena.html
  The book Sarah is about a very strong, independent woman who is so close to the Lord. She came to Little Hickman Creek as a mail-order bride. She’s a very wealthy woman, but doesn’t want to continue living where she was born. She feels God has a reason for her to be a mail-order bride. The man she was suppose to marry fell in love with another woman and sent a message for Sarah not to come. Of course she didn’t get the message. Sarah continues to feel God has her here for something. Then Sarah sees two children whom their Uncle is taking care of and he doesn’t  seem to love them. That gets to Sarah and she helps them out anyway she can. So starts the way Sarah and Rocky meet and begin their lives.
  A very, very good book that I loved reading.  It is full of love, romance and family with sickness, tragedy and blessings. I highly recommend Sarah book two in the Little Hickman series.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Living Room by Robert Whitlow*A Review

The Living Room By Robert Whitlow

Amy Clarke’s dreams are coming true—and that’s the problem.

Legal secretary by day, romance novelist by night, Amy Clarke lives with a precious secret. For years, she has traveled to a holy place in her dreams—a sublime place she calls the Living Room. When she awakes, her faith and energy are supernaturally restored. And when she dreams, she receives vibrant inspiration for her novels.

As she begins to write her third book, the nature of her dreams shifts. Gone are the literary signposts. Instead, her dreams are studded with scenes that foreshadow real life. Before long, the scenes begin to spill over into her waking hours too.

As Amy becomes entangled in a high stakes case at work, her visions take on a dark hue—implicating someone dear to her, causing her to question everything. And convincing her to trust someone with his own shadowy secrets.

Things are not always what they seem. But as fiction, dreams, and real life begin to overlap, Amy must stop dreaming and act to prevent tragedy.

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401685625
ISBN-13: 978-1401685621
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Robert Whitlow grew up in north Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a BA in history in 1976 and received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. A practicing attorney, he is a partner in a Charlotte, NC law firm. He and his wife Kathy have four children and three grandchildren.
Robert began writing in 1996. His novels are set in the South and include both legal suspense and interesting characterization. It is his desire to write stories that reveal some of the ways God interacts with people in realistic scenerios.

  The Living Room by Robert Whitlow is full of suspense and intrigue. I really loved reading this book. Robert Whitlow really knows how to keep you interested to the last page.
  Amy Clarke has been having dreams where she feels the Lord’s presence, but now her dreams are becoming real life events. If she doesn’t tell others about her dreams something serious will happen to them. Does she risk being called strange to reveal her dreams?
  I like a book where the characters are really close to God and consult him about all things.
  Amy is a writer, works as a legal secretary and wife and mother. Which keeps her extremely busy. Now she has to tell others about her dreams.
  I really recommend this book. It will keep you interested all of the way through. Many suspenseful events.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Time Under Heaven by Laurinda Wallace* A Review

Time seems to be against missionary Ruthanne Carroll. Suddenly faced with a life threatening illness, she reluctantly returns to the U.S. from a small Maasai village in Kenya. Once she reunites with her sisters Elizabeth and Melody, she clearly sees God’s hand leading her to uncover a guilty secret from her past.

A journey to uncover the truth leads them through sometimes dangerous circumstances and battles with old hurts. Each find their faith and relationships challenged as they reach a crossroads where the choices are healing and reconcilation or bitterness and defeat.

File Size: 416 KB
Print Length: 282 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985432802
Publisher: 3-Mice Productions (May 30, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

A native of the snowbelt in Western New York, Laurinda Wallace is a graduate of Houghton College, NY and has been an administrator and legal assistant for most of her career. She now makes her home in the beautiful high desert of southeastern Arizona with her husband, David. They have two grown daughters and twin grandsons who are the delight of their lives. Laurinda, a lifelong writer pursued her passion for writing professionally once again in 2005. She has been published in several magazines, including The Upper Room and Mature Living. She contributes to several websites, including Christian Devotions. A devotional for gardeners is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012 and a mystery series set in Western New York is on track for publication in 2013. She is active in the women’s ministry at her church and teaches a women's Bible study. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains or digging in the dirt in her flower gardens. Visit Laurinda’s blog, SimplyLife at www.laurindaw.blogspot or her website at www.3-mice.com

   The Time Under Heaven by Laurinda Wallace is a very good book. This is the first time I’ve read any books by Laurinda and I’m glad she found me.
  The time Under Heaven is a story about three sisters who are so very different from each other. They only corresponded at Christmas and hardly stay in touch.
   After Ruthanne finds out she has a very serious health problem and is forced to go home does the sisters start becoming friends again and they learn about each other and in the process they learn about themselves.
  The sisters and a close friend of Ruthanne’s are very likable characters and have very different lives. I like how they become good friends again and try to help each other out.
  The things I didn’t care for in the book is so many things seemed like they were left up in the air. Like there should be another book to answer some of the questions I have. I wasn’t really pleased with the ending, because I thought it should be different and more upbeat. I didn’t think the daughter would have changed that quickly and we didn’t find out why she was so cold toward Ruthanne. I don’t want to say to much about the ending and give it away, but I wasn’t overly pleased with it.
  Still I recommend you to read this book. It has very many interesting parts and full of love and compassion. A very easy read.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Angels in the Fire by Dann Stadler A REVIEW

Angels in the Fire: The Dramatic True Story of an Impossible Rescue


There was no way Dann and Tracey Stadler could avoid the drunk driver speeding toward them. Moments later, with Tracey trapped in their burning car, a lone figure walked out of the nearby woods and saved her from certain death. Seconds later, he was gone. But the disappearance of this stranger was not the end of God's tangible intervention in their lives.

As the Stadlers struggled through grueling recoveries and heartbreaking setbacks--even years after that fateful crash--the miracles and divine encounters continued. For the first time, the Stadlers share these incredible moments, offering an inspiring testimony to anyone enduring heartache and loss.

If you are facing hard times--if you need assurance that God still ministers through His angels today--let this true story provide the hope and encouragement you need.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764211145
ISBN-13: 978-0764211140

Dann Stadler is an energetic speaker, author, father, husband, and tireless advocate for Christ. Creator and author of the popular website saturdayspromise.com, he encourages readers to live in Saturday's Promise, where the sins of our past are being vanquished by the promise of his resurrection tomorrow. He and his family live
in Jackson, Wisconsin. Learn
more at www.saturdayspromise.com.

  Angels in the Fire by Dann Stadler is a very, very good book. It is a true story that is full of tragedy, pain, sadness, but more than those things this book is full of peace, love, hope and pure excitement. I’m so very glad I got the chance to read this book. It is a must read for everyone.
  I love to read about people’s death experiences and how God helps them with angels. Things like this may happen to all of us, but we just don’t realize that it is an angel that kept us away from being harmed or worse.
   I love to read when someone has a tragedy in their lives and how they keep on fighting and won’t give up, won’t let the devil get in the last word.
  Tracey doesn’t only see an angel and go to Heaven, but during her life she sees many angels and is helped to escape many things. Angels are all around us and help us always, but Tracey can see them.
  Reading Angels in the Fire really is an encouragement to me and will be to anyone who reads it, because even though we believe angels are all around reading this book just makes it so much more real. Reading Angels in the Fire makes you so excited about Heaven.
  Angels in the fire tells of Dann and Tracey’s struggles after the car accident and the many things they had to go through. I was amazed at how sweet and loving their attitudes remained and how long it took for them to heal.
  This book as I said before is a must read and I highly recommend it.  This is one of my favorite books of 2013.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Threads of Love by Andrea Boeshaar A REVIEW

Emily Sundberg considers herself a proper young lady of the twentieth century. But a decade ago she behaved more like a tomboy. So when the neighbor’s grandson came to visit one summer when she was thirteen, they became fast friends. Emily even got her first kiss—quite by accident.

Unfortunately Jake Edgerton told all the boys something else. Rumors circulated, and Emily caved from embarrassment and guilt. Meanwhile Jake returned home to Fallon, Montana and she never saw or heard from him again.

Over the years Emily has worked hard to prove to her peers and the people of Manitowoc, Wisconsin that, despite past mistakes, she is an upstanding young woman, one worthy of being a schoolteacher—and possibly Andy Anderson's wife. But even with the passing of time, Emily has never forgotten Jake and how he nearly ruined her life…

And now he's a US deputy marshal and he’s back in town!

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (May 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1621362396
ISBN-13: 978-1621362395
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach and speaks at writers’ conferences and for women’s groups. She has taught workshops at such conferences as Write-to-Publish, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon Writers Conference, and many local writers conferences. Another of Andrea’s accomplishments is cofounder of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. For many years she served on both its advisory board and as its CEO.

  Threads of Love by Andrea Boeshaar is just a wonderful, beautiful story that I enjoyed so much. It was hard to put this book down and it ended to soon.
   I love the characters, scenes and the cover of the book is stunning. I even love the title.  I like how the title was explained in the book.
   This was truly a sweet and uplifting love story Emily hasn’t seen Jake for ten years, but he runs into her literally. She tries to stay away from him because he hurt her many years ago, but she doesn’t know the real reason he was so distant.
  Many things come to light in this intriguing book. Many things are made right and the ending was just to good to be true.
 I enjoyed the book even though this is book three of the Fabric of Time series. I didn’t have any trouble understanding the characters and what was going on in their lives even though I didn’t get the chance to read the first two books.
  I was born and raised in Wisconsin so this author has always been special to me because the stories I’ve read of hers are always set in Wisconsin.
  If you love romance stories that are full of the love and praise of Jesus you will need to read Andrea Boeshaar’s book. I highly recommend this series.

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Dark Rule by D.I. Telbat A REVIEW

The COIL Series adventure continues in Dark Rule, Book Three by D.I. Telbat, taking the reader from the South Pacific to the Greek Isles—from the depths of the ocean to the cone of an unstable volcano.

Nathan Isaacson—presumed dead by fellow agents but is now trained by master spy, Luigi Putelli—begins his solo spy career under ex-CIA agent Corban Dowler. When Corban loses contact with a beautiful Chinese agent, he sends Nathan to the South Pacific to locate her.

As Nathan infiltrates the underwater exploration team of a dark foe, Trevor Niles—who is bent on ruling at the expense of the lives of separatist Christians—it proves to be a spy game that tests Nathan's every spiritual and physical muscle.

Two years later, darkness has settled over the Island of Zalzuna in the Greek Isles, when the volcanic island under communist rule is ready to erupt. Nathan is sent to the island to gain intel on missing missionaries, but the light of captive Christians may be no more.

Heather Kooper and her team of Special Forces Christians are called in to assist in a possible rescue attempt, joining two adventurous teenagers—Walter, a chess prodigy, and Brad, a Major League hopeful. Following the trail of the missing Jamison family, the team unearths a dark scheme. COIL operative Nathan Isaacson prays he can save them from the outreached claws about to ensnare them all—even if it costs him his life!

Dark Rule, Book Three in the COIL Series, is a 98,000-word Christian adventure, with cover art by Sean Johnson. Join COIL once again as their light continues to shine in the dark recesses of the world, but there is no redemption without sacrifice…

File Size: 525 KB
Print Length: 325 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Telbat's Tablet; 2 edition (March 11, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

D. I. Telbat is a Christian author who writes in many genres, but especially Christian action-adventure, and suspense. He wrote his first novel at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!

Telbat's Tablet, David's website (http://ditelbat.com), offers free weekly Christian adventure and suspense short stories, or serialized novels, to entertain, but also to bring attention to the Christian Persecuted Church. Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians, their hardships, their sacrifices, and their rescues. Several of his novels include espionage, as well as spiritual warfare.

On his site, he also shares his author reflections, writing experiences, and occasional challenges to the Christian church, and there is a complete biography, testimonials, and publishing credits and honors. The credits include both print and digital publications, anthologies, and a 2nd place People's Choice Award with print magazine, The Storyteller. (Also, you can now follow David Telbat on Twitter @DITelbat.)

D.I. Telbat's e-novels--Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the COIL Series, Dark Hearted, Book Two in the COIL Series, Dark Rule, Book Three, Sea Scribe, a High Seas Suspense, and Jaguar Dusk, a Special Forces Christian Novel--are available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, as well as other retailers. Book Four in the COIL Series will be out late 2013.

Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.

David studied writing in college, and worked in the newspaper field, but now he is doing what he loves: writing and ministry. He is involved with several ministries, which includes writing and directing Christian plays. When not busy with ministry, he focuses on writing novels, short stories, blog posts, and prison ministry newsletters.

He has kept his home office in the Northwest U.S. where his assistant, Dee, lives and helps with his writing and editing needs.

There is no redemption without sacrifice.

  I just love the COIL series. So Dark Rule, Book Three by D.I. Telbat is just another fantastic book. I love to hear how the agents fight against the powers of evil and satan. They do it without killing any one and they always give the evil people a chance to do right and join the Lord’s side.
  After book two I wondered if we would hear anymore from Nathan. His fellow agents and friends thought he died. Now Nathan works along. In Dark Rule it is divided into two parts with a span of two years between them. I really liked how the stories were different but were pulled together by a common thread.
  In the different cases these guys go on, when they get into a very tight spot I just don’t see any way out, but D.I. Telbat finds a way and it is very exciting and interesting at how they always work out.
  These stories are very full of action, adventure and suspense. I could read D.I. Telbat’s books in one sitting, but then the book would end to soon. I’m really looking forward to book four.
  If you love suspenseful, action-packed books these books are for you. I highly recommend the COIL series and Dark Rule is an excellent read.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Runner by A. Wayne Gill A Review

The Runner is the first book in a seven-part series.
Michael Knight had the perfect life – a perfect family, a perfect relationship and a perfect future. He was to follow in his father’s footsteps and preach the Gospel to the nations. But Michael has a secret... that will take him from being a small-town preacher’s kid to the heart of the big city, where everything seems golden, glittery and glamorous. But at what cost?

Publisher Iron Pillar Media Group, Inc.; 1ST edition (January 1, 2011)
Language English
ISBN-10 0979785618
ISBN-13 978-0979785610

When he isn’t crafting legal dramas, Wayne Gill serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Gill Law Firm, a law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia that serves some of the top companies in the world, including AT&T, Hilton Hotels Corporation, SunTrust Bank, and JM Family Enterprises.

A husband and father, Wayne is the recipient of numerous civil, professional and humanitarian awards, including Northwood University’s Arthur E. Turner Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Betterment of Mankind. He is also the co-founder of the Oasis Compassion Agency, a ministry to the disadvantaged in the community. The Runner is the first book in the Michael Knight series.

Wayne has been recognized among the 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in South Florida and the Who’s Who in Black South Florida. He’s received Macy’s Crystal Award for Outstanding Minority Business Advocacy, and he’s received several honors from NMSDC affiliates and the local Bar Associations. In 2002, he received Northwood University’s Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Betterment of Mankind. He is a board member of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and Secretary of the Board for The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council.

  The Runner by A. Wayne Gill is a very, very well written story that I enjoyed immensely. I was sad to come to the last page.
  I have been finding some fantastic authors that are new to me and so very pleased to read their writings.
  Really glad that the Michael Knight story is a seven-part series and I do hope the author will send me the rest of the books in this series.
  The characters are very likable and believable. It nice to see a story about a Christian family that loves each other even though they aren’t perfect. Also when they make a mistake they are willing to admit it and move on with their lives.
  The Runner has taught me that even when we run from God or our lives, families etc.. God is willing to push us back to where He wants us and where we will be the happiest. I love how the family is so loving and forgiving.
  The Runner is full of suspense and intrigue and you won’t be able to put it down. It’s a very easy book to read and full of suspense, love, forgiveness and faith.
  I highly recommend The Runner and can’t wait for book 2. Thanks for a wonderful book A. Wayne Gill.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Renegade (Called to Serve) by Mel Odom A REVIEW


Having grown up in the foster system, Private Pike Morgan’s rough exterior and problem with authority earn him few friends among his fellow Marines. When he’s not on missions for the Marine Reserve, Pike’s rebellious attitude and eagerness for vigilante justice have the local police regularly at his doorstep. Struggling to set down roots, and nervous of his desire to, Pike’s eager to answer the military’s call for another deployment.

On a peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan, Pike and his squad soon find themselves entrenched in a heated war zone. After an American journalist is kidnapped by known terrorist Zalmai Yaqub, the whereabouts of this al Qaeda leader become a top priority for the American military. But when Yaqub flees to Pakistan, will anyone aid Pike in his hunt, or will this strong Marine find himself without an ally?

Publisher Tyndale House Publishers (June 21, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 1414349319
ISBN-13 978-1414349312
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight 12 ounces

Mel Odom is a full-time writer with many published works to his credit. Mel has been inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame and received the Alex Award for his fantasy novel The Rover. Mel has published the Apocalypse series and the NCIS series with Tyndale House. Mel resides in Oklahoma with his wife and five children.

  Renegade by mel Odom is book two in the series Called to Serve. I didn’t get to read book one and would have liked to. It really would have made the reading experience richer.
  I enjoyed Renegade and how it showed that war is not a game or something that is just part of life. War is really about death and evil, but sometimes you have to fight to rid the world of evil.
  If you don’t like war stories or hear about a lot of death then you shouldn’t read this book. I myself usually don’t read about wars, but this one was unique. It shows how some people are driven by their past and how life isn’t always neat and orderly.
 Renegade is a modern day war story that is really accurate.
  I recommend this book for all that love to read about war and things that happen. It is quite an interesting book.

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Though My Heart is Torn by Joanne Bischof A REVIEW

by Joanne Bischof
The Cadence of Grace, Book 2

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?

Publisher Multnomah Books (April 2, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 160142423X
ISBN-13 978-1601424235
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight 11.4 ounces

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. Be Still My Soul is her first novel.

   This is the first book I’ve read by Joanne Bischof and I love, love, love it. Even though it is book two in The Cadence of Grace series it still can be read as a stand alone. Book one is called Be Still My Soul and I now really want to read it.
  The characters are well described and very likable or not likable which ever is the cause. The scenery and places are very defined and easy to see yourself there.
  Reading this book I really want Gideon to do one thing, but don’t know if that is possible. I don’t want to give away the story, but I really want Gideon to be able to live with the woman he truly loves. Now I can’t wait for book three and the conclusion of this series.
  Joanne Bischof is now a new favorite author of mine. She knows how to tell a story that really grips you and keeps you wanting more. Her book Though My Heart is Torn is full of love, compassion and life.
  I highly recommend this book and anything by Joanne Bischof and will be giving this book five stars. Wish I could do more.

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