NOT THAT I HAVE LOADS OF TIME TO JUST SIT DOWN AND READ AT WILL, BUT I'M TELLING YOU, THIS BOOK WAS WORTH THE EFFORT I TOOK TO FIND THE TIME TO READ IT! I GIVE JOANNE BISCHOF'S DEBUT NOVEL, BE STILL MY SOUL A TWO THUMBS UP!
Through no fault of her own, Lonnie Sawyer has experienced many hard knocks in her short 17 years. Perhaps the most difficult hard knock to bounce back from was the unexpected and not at all desired/forced marriage between the town's "playboy," Gideon O'Reilly. Oh (I say shaking my index finger), but we Christians know that God works in the most mysterious ways, and the things others had intended to harm us are the exact things God uses to bring about good! Beautifully written--the words create vivid scenarios that unfold before you at the turn of each page. The story, well, quite simply--it's captivating! I found myself staying up a little longer than I should have just to read a few extra pages, and of course I had to sacrifice a few mounds of clothes waiting to be folded, but it was essential that I finish! You will fall in love with Lonnie (and Gideon), and watch love grow in the least likely of places! Joanne Bischof, well done! When is the next book coming out?