Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Though My Heart is Torn" by Joanne Bischof

About this 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 interrupts 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."

Series-    ‘The Cadence of Grace’, book #2.

P.O.V. of many characters; Mostly Lonnie, Cassie, & Gideon.
                                                         334 pages
                                                                               Set in 1901
Spiritual Content-
Joshua 1:9 in the front of the book; Lonnie’s Aunt quotes ‘The Judgment of Solomon’; Lonnie & Cassie have a faith, Gideon does not, but is learning… though we don’t see him (in this book) give his life to God, he’s thinking about it.

Negative Elements-
Gideon gets a gun pointed at him quite a few times.

Sexual Content-
 Gideon says Cassie “wasn’t the first”, but Lonnie “was the last”; Cassie says her & Gideon had “consummated marriage”; Cassie and Gideon were alone in a shack before being married to each other; We get the picture Gideon was a lady’s man.


(Let me first say, I have not read the first book of the series. Now the review. :))

I cannot say how many times I wanted to throw this book across the room. Ms. Bischof is an amazing writer, no doubt about it. I’m sure it’s just the story line that drove me mad, Gideon past life (before he met/married Lonnie), and the ending should have happened in the middle of this 334 page book, meaning Ms. Bischof focused too much on how Lonnie felt and how Gideon felt. But, Ms. Bischof has new a new fan of her writing, (Would be great if she wrote a novel/series for teens!  ;) ) but I wouldn’t recommend this book for Tweens/Teens. Just the target age- adults.

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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