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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischop

      Be Still My Soul is a story about perseverance, love & forgiveness; full of challenges, suffering, and hope,
      Gideon O'Riley steals a kiss from Lonnie and her abusive father finds out, Lonnie is forced into a marriage to a man she barely knows and who does not want to marry her. Bischop’s story is not technically a marriage of convenience, since it was not at all convenient for Lonnie and Gideon to marry. Rather marriage was forced upon them by her father. In a way, the book is more about Gideon’s journey than Lonnie’s. She’s the solid one who already trusts God although she often cries out to Him. Gideon, however, is a different story. He has a lot of growing up to do and some hard lessons to learn along the way.

      If you love a story with a mountain setting, romantic tension, and wonderful characterization, you should read Be Still My Soul. It’s a fun story, it’s engaging, and the reader gets a glimpse of life in the Appalachian hills.  Lonnie and Gideon have no idea what it will take to walk together - both literally and figuratively - as a married couple. When they reach the point where there seems to be no hope left, love and peace just might find them in unexpected, challenging ways.

       An inspiring story of two people who are unlikely heroes and show their growth throughout the story. Readers will be reminded that hope is never lost, change can always happen and that happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.

      Received eBook from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in their Blogging for Books program for my review.