Saturday, April 27, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Be Still My Soul

Be Still My Soul
By:  Joanne Bischof
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

This wonderful book is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains  in the early 1900s.  It tells the story of deep set family beliefs, where how you and your family are perceived by others is very important, at least to Lonnie's family.  This is a story of false accusations, hope, the beginnings of love and forgiveness. 
Lonnie is a gifted young singer who is one day forced by her father to sing in public.  She meets young Gideon, the most sought after bachelor in the hollow and beyond.  Lonnie and Gideon are caught kissing in the dark by Lonnie's father after Gideon walks her home from the gathering.  Lonnie's father forces a quick marriage between the two young people, a marriage that is not wanted by either one.
What happens when Lonnie and Gideon strike out on their own and meet with difficult challenges that are almost too hard to overcome?  Will she ever forgive and trust Gideon after the horrible way he mistreated her?  Will Jebediah Bennett and his wife Elsie help the young couple in matters of the heart and spiritual growth, as well as in the young couple's physical needs?
I am looking forward to reading Mrs. Bischoff's second book in the series, Though My Heart is Torn, which continues the saga of Lonnie and Gideon. 
Hope you enjoy reading Be Still My Soul as much as I did!  Stop by Mrs. Bischoff's website to learn more.
 In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah's book review program.

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