Title: Be Sill My Soul: A Novel
Author: Joanne Bischof
Review: I love historical romances and stories in general, this is a good Christian/Historical Romance that will keep you turning the pages. Being abused at home by your father and never knowing anything else can warp a mind and yet with Lonnie she knew that was not what she wanted for her children in the future. Being forced to marry is one thing. But being forced to put up with abuse again is another.
Love grows with time and patience, if both parties try hard then it can grow fuller faster. With this couple, a bit of growing up and maturing was needed on both parts. Reading this book you get to see how love changes and how people change when they absolutely have no choice in the matter. We always have a choice, yes, but losing something takes that choice away. Especially if it something you love and feel you cannot live with out. Gideon needed Lonnie and he needed to grow up to keep her.
If you enjoy Christian/Historical Romance you will not want to miss this fast paced, easy read book that will touch your heart.
Publisher: Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Multnomah Books
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: "Night's chill tickled her skin. Lonnie pressed her hands together and glanced up. He was even more handsome up close. Having grown up the shy, awkward daughter of Joel Sawyer, she'd hardly spoken to any boy, let alone the one who had mothers whispering warnings in their daughter's ears and fathers loading shotguns."
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?
Author Biography: Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne 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.