Mar 4, 2014

{Review} My Hope is Found by Joanne Bischof ~ Book 3 of The Cadence of Grace Series

Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?
After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.

Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.

Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

My Review :
My Hope is Found by Joanne Bischof is the third book in The Cadence of Grace series.  I was not overly thrilled with where this story took me.  First, I am still questioning how a man can not know he is already married, when he marries another and has a child with her.  Second, how can he leave them behind to return to the woman who claims she is his lawful wife, get an annulment, then return to his second wife in the early 1900s?  And finally, how can a young woman who just lost her husband to another woman find herself falling in love with another man so soon?

I just had a hard time with this story - it most likely would have made more sense it I had the chance to read the first two books of this series - and for those who have, I definitely recommend this book as it does finish the story of poor Gideon and Lonnie's fate.  But for those who have not read books 1 and 2, I highly recommend reading them first as this will most likely make much more sense than it did to me.

Overall, this story was well written, though confusing at times to this reader.  The story did have a good flow and I like the unique idea behind it - I will be looking into reading the first two books when I get the chance, then can come back and reread this one from a new perspective!

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