While reading Joanne Bischof’s debut novel, Be Still My Soul, I held my breath as Lonnie Sawyer struggled to earn Gideon O’Riley’s love. By the end of the book, I realized the difficult journey had been worth it. Lonnie had found her joy.
With Lonnie and Gideon struggling to overcome their heartache, my thoughts drifted to a similar track. How do we overcome sorrow? Author Joanne Bischof hinted at the answer in chapter 18, when Gideon said, “Lonnie, I would do anything to earn your forgiveness.” Though forgiveness is not earned but freely given, seeking the precious treasure from God is the first step to our joy returning.
Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for my copy of Though My Heart Is Torn for this review.