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Author Scoop! ~ Chatting Moments With Joanne Bischof

Joanne is one of my favorite authors. I’ve followed her work from her first book, Be Still My Soul. Her writing is one of the best I’ve encountered as a reader. So far, I don’t know anyone who’s regretted reading her book. (You can read the TBAP review of her most recent work, This Quiet Sky, here.) This beauty doesn’t stop in her work. Joanne is one of the nicest people I’ve ‘met.’ She’s very sweet and giving! Please, get to know this awesome lady by following our chat below!   Miranda ~ Hello Joanne! So pleased to have you visit To Be A Person on Christmas day! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Joanne: It’s a pleasure to be here! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! I’m a mom of three and a wife to my best friend and hubby of ten years. We live in the mountains of Southern California and when I’m not hanging out with him and the kiddos, I’m usually writing! Miranda ~ Your blog centers on your home. What is …

Book Review: Be Still My Soul

About the Book “Night’s chill tickled her skin. Lonnie pressed her hands together and glanced up. He was even more handsome up close. Having grown up the shy, awkward daughter of Joel Sawyer, she’d hardly spoken to any boy, let alone the one who had mothers whispering warnings in their daughter’s ears and fathers loading shotguns.” —An Excerpt   Pretty Lonnie Sawyer is shy and innocent, used to fading into the background within her family, and among the creeks and hollows of the Appalachian hills. Though her family is poor and her father abusive, she clings to a quiet faith.  But when handsome ladies’ man and bluegrass musician Gideon O’Riley steals a kiss, that one action seals her fate. Her father forces her into a hasty marriage with Gideon—a man she barely knows and does not love. Equally frustrated and confused by his new responsibilities, Gideon yearns for a fresh start, forcing  Lonnie on an arduous journey away from her home in Rocky Knob. Her distant groom can’t seem to surrender his rage at the injustice …