My Review: This book was very hard for me to finish because it is so heartbreaking! Imagine: you finally get your husband to love you the way you deserve to be loved and he is ripped away from you! Joanne Bischof did an excellent job of describing the pain and heartache Lonnie and Gideon were feeling. You hurt along with them. Your heart breaks with theirs. While I don't particularly care for Cassie's parts in the story, you can't help but sypathize with her and feel her pain as well.
The message in the book is clear. God has a bigger plan for our lives and while we don't always agree with what's happening or see a way out, God does. We need to learn to lean on Him for everything. He can give us strength; He can give us peace in the midst of our storm. This story shows Lonnie and Gideon struggling to find strength in God's wisdom and power which is something we can all relate to. I'm very anxious to see how the story ends with the third book, My Hope is Found.
You can purchase this book here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/though-my-heart-is-torn-joanne-bischof/1113244454?ean=9781601424235
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group through the Blogging for Books program for this review.*
* to read the first chapter: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2013/01/09/sneak-peek-though-my-heart-is-torn-by-joanne-bischof/
*to learn more about the author: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=157548
*to visit Joanne Bischof's website: http://www.joannebischof.com/