Book Review for Joanne Bischof’s Though My Heart Is Torn.
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. Then 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 threaten 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?
I had so much fun reading this book, that I just had to post a review on Goodreads! I hope you enjoy it!
As a sequel, I went into this book expecting it to be a bit…less. Less engrossing than the first. Less character development. Less plot twists.
Boy, was I wrong.
Bischof’s second book carries on just as strongly as the first, taking these beloved characters and making them even more our friends. When the unexpected happens, and Lonnie and Gid’s marriage is once again tested, it holds you breathless at the edge of your seat!
There are so many wonderful spoilers I could give about the intricate twists and turns of this plot, but I will restrain myself. Suffice it to say…
This is another beautiful work of art by Joanne that will stay with you forever. <3
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