Monday, March 25, 2013

Joanne Bischof - Though My Heart Is Torn

Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne Bischof lives in the mountains of Southern California where she keeps busy making messes with their homeschooled 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. Though My Heart is Torn is the second book in her Cadence of Grace series.

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. A heartless ruse interupts 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 threatens 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? 


Sounds great, doesn't it? I'm reading this book right now, and I don't want to slip into any spoilers, but I will say I'm loving it. What a great story, Joanne Bischof. Want to know more about Joanne? Here's a few secrets of her own...


If I could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, it would be...Prince Edward Island. My kids and I are reading Anne of Green Gables right now, I’m just crazy over the idea of getting to visit Prince Edward Island. I’d love to visit in the summer, see those grassy rolling hills and soak it all in.

One thing I enjoyed today is...Snuggling with my one year old who has a cold. He’s so quiet and cuddly today, I just want to kiss away his little fever and I’m thankful to get to take care of him.

A secret pleasure of mine is...Tea. Though, maybe it’s not a secret, I absolutely LOVE a good cup of tea but have to limit myself to one every few days only because I like it with so much cream!

A moment that changed my life is...the moment my husband was saved. This was a year and a half ago and it completely changed our lives. Our marriage has never been more blessed and our home has never been filled with such joy. I am so thankful for that moment! More so in knowing that my husband will be in heaven one day.

When I was a child I wanted in the olden days. I never cared when, but I always wanted to wear a bonnet and prairie dress, or ride in a carriage. I always lived with my imagination in the past and now, as a writer, I get to do it every single day!

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but... I’m a complete space cadet. I almost always have a late fee at the library and can never remember to pay the ONE bill that my husband asks me to pay. And a few days after I had my third baby, the hospital called and needed his birthdate and I sat there in silence because I couldn’t remember. He was only a few days old! Needless to say, I make lots of memos and leave them all over the house to help me remember things!


I'm so thrilled to be reading Though My Heart Is Torn, the second book in the Cadence of Grace series. Joanne's a great writer and you can find out more about her here. In honour of Joanne's visit with us, I'm offering the chance to win a packet of Melbourne Breakfast Tea. Please leave a comment below and tell us how many cups of your favourite beverage you drink per day. One precious cup of tea... like Joanne? Or endless cups you're too scared to count, like me, with my coffee addiction. 

Happy reading, and good luck,