Friday, September 13, 2013

My Hope Is Found

by Joanne Bischof
Multnomah Publishers

Gideon and Lonnie have finally found love together, and life seems to have finally settled down for their little family. But when a woman in Gideon's past comes back into his life, claiming she is his rightful wife, he has no choice but to return to Cassie. When Cassie finally gives him her blessing to return to the woman he aches to hold, Gideon embarks on a journey through the Blue Ridge Mountains to return to his true wife and son.   

Lonnie is determined to forget Gideon and move on with her life. A dashing Scotsman and Reverend by the name of Toby McKee is paying her court, and she has a mind to move on from the constant pain Gideon is perpetually causing her. So when Gideon returns to find her betrothed to another, Gideon must trust that the One who brought them together in the first place can do it again. But is Gideon too late this time? Is Lonnie and their son lost to him forever? 

There is just something about the long awaited love between Gideon and Lonnie. The way he held on to a ribbon that was hers as a keepsake just struck me as such a helpless gesture of the futility of his situation. I wanted to do something to help them all, but naturally, the story is already written and my part is to settle down and read where their journeys take them. I have no idea why I was completely arrested by this trilogy. Maybe it's the parallel to this verse in Proverbs 13:12; "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." I read a lot, and I do read a lot of romances. But Bischof strikes in the most subtle of ways, and weaves a tale that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Unforgettable, remarkable and absolutely extraordinary.  

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