Monday, March 11, 2013

Though My Heart Is Torn - A Review

Gideon and Lonnie O'Reilly are happy with their young son after a rocky start to their marriage. When word from home draws them back to the hollow they left, they are not prepared for the shock that is about to change their lives. Gideon has another wife. As they must now navigate this uncertain future, each must learn to trust God in a different way.

This is book 2 in the Cadence of Grace series and I highly recommend reading the first book, Be Still My Soul, first. I was so excited to return to the story of Gideon and Lonnie. Both of these two grow even more than they did in the first book. And my heart broke for them. I really wanted to dislike Cassie, but I found I couldn't. The characters are very real and I ached for them.

I received an advance readers copy of this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah's blogging for books program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Julie Lessman, Laurie Alice Eakes, and historical fiction fans.

Rating - 5 stars


  1. I can not wait!! Great review btw.

  2. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book, Dawn! Fun to hear that there was something worth liking in Cassie, even though it was hard. She was quite a character ;) Thanks so much for your thoughtful review!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Joanne. Yeah Cassie. I didn't want to like her, but I found myself feeling she's just as much of a victim as Lonnie and Gideon. And then there's Toby. Needless to say, these characters were so hard to say goodbye to at the end of the book. I am seriously excited about book 3!

  3. WOW! What a surprise to find out Gideon has another wife. Of course he had to know, but heartbreaking situation for Lonnie and the other woman. I've tried to win this one, but not yet won. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com


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