Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Hope is Found Book Review

About the Book

After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. Though his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.
Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is the fondness she has for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care deeply for. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son. 
Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

 My Review

My Hope is Found by Joanne Bischof is the third book in the Cadence of Grace series.
First of all, if you haven't read the first two books they are a must read before this one. Without the first two books, the story line will not make much sense and you won't understand the characters. Joanne has become one of my favorite authors and you should check out this series! My Hope is Found was anxiously awaited from it's previous cliff hanger book. I was delighted to receive an ARC, I might have done a little dance when I got the package in my mail box. 
Anyway, on with the review. My Hope is Found is splendid, well written, perfect close to a great series. While I love the characters in these books, I enjoyed the fact that Bischof added twists to make is more interesting. Her twists are also more realistic, which makes the book easier to relate with. 
Lonnie's character gets her heart broken in the second book, I so wanted her to find that special someone who would truly love her, no hidden agenda. Thank goodness she might have finally found this person in My Hope is Found. 
The setting in this third book is the same as the first two, the Blue Ridge Mountains, orchards, and country life. When I read these books I feel like I am actually there, as she writes with detail. 
 Christ is number one in all of these books, and clearly is important to the author as well. These stories would not be complete without the solid understanding of God's grace and love, even in the worst of times. How can a man so stubborn and at times hateful change? How can a woman continue on with life when she has been lied to? How could an older couple invite others into their personal lives on a daily basis? Not many people would do that now. Christ is evident in their lives and without his grace and their faith, this story would not have come together as it has. 

This was a book I could not put down, and if you have read the first two books, I'm sure you will find yourself doing the same. Joanne Bischof has written a great series of books and I highly recommend all of them!

"I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review." 

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Joanne also has a great blog where she hosts giveaways and writes about fun thoughts she has.

About the Author
Christy Award-finalist and author of Be Still My Soul and Though My Heart is TornJoanne Bischof has a deep passion for Appalachian culture and writing stories that shines light on God’s grace and goodness. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children. When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, folk music, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life.

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