Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof- My Review
When it comes to the heart love is sometimes not an option.
Lonnie is a quiet soul who feels the sting of violation that remains in the shadows of dusk.
Gideon is outgoing but consistantly seeks the acceptance of others.
Joel father of Lonnie is a cruel man who rules the home with a fist of steel. Convinced Lonnie is a victim of circumstances he insists that a wedding be on the front.
Neither Lonnie nor Gideon are too keen on the arrangement having only known each other briefly and love not entering into the equation.
Will time soften the brittle edges of their hearts or will the past drive them apart?
A story of reality, regret and sensitivity. On a positive note the scenery was impeccable and I could just feel as if I were there on the Blue Ridge Mountains running through the fields. The secondary characters Jebediah and Elsie I connected with rather well were enjoyable and down to earth adding needed substance to the novel. On a less positive note I found that the storyline would lose momentum and at times the voices of the main characters seemed forced and unnatural. Sometimes the book did not flow smoothly and seemed confusing as plot shifted back and forth between description and character dialogue.
However I did enjoy the book. A nice first novel. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.