Though My Heart is Torn, Joanne Bischof

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Be Still My Soul was the first book in the Cadence of Grace Series by Joanne Bischof. We had the privilege of having Joanne visit About Proximity when the first novel released. The second in the series is called My Heart is Torn. The last in the trilogy, My Hope is Found will release in October 2013.

Be Still My Soul was a beautiful love story with unique elements. Lonnie and Gideon were forced into a hasty marriage. Through the pages of the story their relationship struggled and grew as Gideon became the man God intended him to be and Lonnie believed he could be. The sweet unfolding of a realistic relationship made the story memorable.


In Though My Heart is Torn, Gideon’s past comes back to haunt them.

Gideon O’Riley has two wives-but he doesn’t know it.

Every page of this story was heartbreaking; to see love torn apart, haunting past mistakes and a fledgling faith.

I don’t want to reveal to much of the story line, but I absolutely can’t wait to read the last book of the trilogy. This story, I read in two days, which means double thumbs up. Lonnie’s strength to move forward as a single Mom and trust in a bigger plan is a beautiful example, yet she shows her vulnerability and pain honestly. Gideon’s desire to be worthy of all God has called him to be inspires. You can feel his struggle reverberate through his physical being. New characters add an extra layer of faith journey to the story line.


The story also asks an important question:

How do our choices affect others and in response how God’s grace always has the power to redeem.


You can follow Joanne Bischof’s blog here, also on facebook and twitter

Read the first chapter here.

joanne-bishofMarried 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.



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From the study guide:

Can you think of a time when you relied on God’s grace to resolve an issue?

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

10 thoughts on “Though My Heart is Torn, Joanne Bischof

  1. Seems like I need grace continuously!!! I can’t imagine being able to cope without God’s grace Thank you for this site, Lisa. Judy

  2. I am in constant lean on His grace with the everyday tasks of taking care of two very active young boys, to help me show patience, love and care! 🙂 they can certainly test my sanity! Thanks, Lisa!

  3. Pingback: My Hope is Found | about proximity

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