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~Book Review~ “Though My Heart is Torn” by Joanne Bischof

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Goodreads Synopsis:

“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?”


My Review:

This book took me a while to read and when I mean a while it was like 6 months. It took me so long to get into this book. It was very slow at first, but once I got more into the book it got better. I loved the story line because most romances tend to not deal with a man having another wife. This made the book more interesting. The struggles that Gideon and Lonnie went through helped to make the book move along more quickly than the first few chapters of the book. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books.

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~Book Review~ A Heart’s Rebellion by Ruth Axtell


Goodreads Synopsis:

Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she’s ready to take fashionable society by storm–and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. When things go too far, Jessamine will learn that the man who is faithful through thick and thin is more worthy than the one who speaks pretty words. But will her disgrace keep Lance from reconsidering her as a wife? And when tragedy strikes and Lance becomes his father’s heir and a titled gentleman, will he think she only wants him now because of his title?

My Review:

Jessamine Barry is about to step out in her first season in London. She meets Lancelot who is not who she pictured being with for the rest of her life. These characters fit perfectly inside of the regency period that Ruth Axtell has placed them in. An exquisite and beautiful story put together to make me not want to put the book down! I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Revell Reads.