Pretty Lonnie Sawyer is shy and innocent, used to fading into the background within her family, and among the creeks and hollows of the Appalachian hills. Though her family is poor and her father abusive, she clings to a quiet faith. But when handsome ladies’ man and bluegrass musician Gideon O’Riley steals a kiss, that one action seals her fate.
Her father forces her into a hasty marriage with Gideon—a man she barely knows and does not love. Equally frustrated and confused by his new responsibilities, Gideon yearns for a fresh start, forcing Lonnie on an arduous journey away from her home in Rocky Knob.
Her distant groom can’t seem to surrender his rage at the injustice of the forced matrimony or give Lonnie any claim in his life. What will it take for Gideon to give up his past, embrace Lonnie’s God, and discover a hope that can heal their two fractured hearts?
Gideon only ever cared about himself. Now that Lonnie is his wife, will he ever be worthy of her heart?
~ My Review ~
Oh. My. Goodness.
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. Several folks have said “If you love Janette Oke, you’ll love the Cadence of Grace series”.
And they’re right.
Tender and sweet. Heartache. Redemption. Joy. God’s grace woven throughout. Simply…beautiful.
I read the entire book in four days.
Yes, I was hooked from page one. Joanne is an outstanding author, and so very talented. God has truly blessed her with a gift of weaving words. It’s refreshing to see her using her talent for God’s glory in such a heartwarming way. This book has made my favorites list!
Take the time to read this book. It’s too wonderful to pass up!
~ About the Author ~
Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne Bischof lives in the mountains of Southern California where she keeps busy making messes with their homeschooled 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 the first book in the Cadence of Grace series.
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