Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Report & Giveaway: My Hope is Found, by Joanne Bischof

Winner of Elizabeth Camden's book drawing from last Friday is: AMY C

Oh....baby. THE LONG AWAITED FINALE of The Cadence Kodak of Grace trilogy by the illustrious, beautiful, amazing Joanne Bischof!

Isn't it everything you wanted? I don't know, is it? Gideon and Lonnie have been through more in their marriage, then not so marriage, and now ... Lonnie's heart might be moving on to a more stable, faith based man and Gideon prays to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and piece them back together with his name as the glue.

“A tender story, told with loving care, My Hope Is Found takes many a twist and turn, as Lonnie must choose between two good men. Her struggle is genuine, and the outcome remains deliciously uncertain until the joy-filled ending.” Liz Curtis Higgs

If you aren't familiar with this trilogy, you'll journey in book 1 through a marriage forced upon two young people who are anything but lovers. Gideon and Lonnie's rocky start isn't the foundation of true love. When book 2 winds its way to your bookshelf you'll wonder what will happen when Gideon is faced with a wife he didn't know he had...and it's not Lonnie. Broken love, broken souls all in the setting of the Appalachians.

The character depth is so layered it is impossible to do a thorough review. You'll ache with them, cry with them, hate with them, and want to crawl under your covers and never come out again. You'll fall in love right along with Lonnie as she learns to love, loses, then finds love again in a man who embodies what her heart has longed for. And yet--he's not Gideon. You'll learn to despise Gideon in his selfish need, love Gideon for his lost childhood, hurt with Gideon as he learns how God can be Redeemer, and groan with him as hope is ripped from his grasp.

Ugh. There is nothing more I can adequately say without giving away spoiler after spoiler after spoiler.

So here's the dealio!! Leave a comment and let me know which one of the three books you would like to win! If your name is drawn, you'll get the title pick of your choice! Book #1 so you can meet Lonnie and Gideon? Book #2 so you can continue their journey? Book #3 so you can see if Gideon finds healing and if Lonnie finds the love God finally intended for her?

AND  That's not all! I've teamed up with one of our loyal readers CJ Vox Co.to include a little piece of spa heaven to go with your good read! So you'll also receive a 4 oz pumpkin spice lotion,  sugar scrub,  lip scrub and and balm!


Ready? Leave a comment. Now. Go. Do it! You KNOW you want to! :)


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21 comments:

  1. This looks like a great series, and since I haven't read any of the three yet, I would like to win Book #1 so I can get started.

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    1. OH!!!! You HAVE to read this series. It's UH-mazing!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this series SO much. I was actually going to say go ahead and leave me out of the drawing since I already have all three books, but then I realized it'd make a great Christmas present for someone if I won. So I'll go ahead and stay in the drawing...and opt for book one if I happen to win. :)

    Love your recap of the series, too!

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    1. Christmas presents, of course!! There was at least one Joanne Bischof book under my Christmas tree last year and I see more to come this year! :)

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  3. What a fun little review! So sorry for all that angst and pain. Bless you for hanging in there! And what a fun little thing to add the tea. So sweet! Now... I'm curious as to the Kodak ;)

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    1. oh my goodness, I woke up too early! Pumpkin LOTION. Even better!!

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    2. You put us through the wringer, Joanne!!! Do it again! Do it again! :) :)

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    3. I agree with Jaime...do it again! I can't wait to read what you come up with next!!! Joanne, I told you before and I'll say it again, these books were some of the best I've ever read. By far my favorite! God blessed you with an amazing gift. =D

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  4. I have all three books and have just started reading My Hope Is Found, so don't enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to join the party to celebrate Lonnie and Gideon, and their creator. Blessings!

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    1. Celebration c'mon! We're gonna have a good time! :)

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  5. These books are on my want list :) I have been bugging my hubby to get them :)

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    1. PERFECT Christmas presents!!! you won't regret them one iota!!

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  6. If I should be fortunate enough to win, I'd like book #1. Haven't read any of the series yet.

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  7. I really want to read this series! I would have to choose book one since I have none of them yet

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  8. I love this series, and haven't even started reading it yet! I would have to start with Book 1. Thank you so much for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I've read book #1 and loved it and I can't wait to read the other two! I'd pick book #2 if I win. Thanks for the giveaway! : )

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  10. I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews for this series! I need book #2 - that is what I would pick. :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  11. Love this story! Thank you, for these wonderful books, Joanne! Looking forward to your next!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Jaime, & Anne!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I haven't started this series yet but I really want to, everything I have heard about it is extremely positive, so my choice would be Be Still My Soul.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Oh, how I love this series! There are simply not enough words to describe it. BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING are just a few! This is a MUST READ series!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to win Book 2, so I can continue the story :)

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