All posts tagged: Joanne Bischof

Book Review ~ The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

About the Book Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia. Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice. As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, country nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this ill Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet …

Book Review ~ To Get to You by Joanne Bischof

About the Book To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may–or may not–be enough to heal the past. A story of new beginnings and second chances.   Genre Contemporary Romance Category Christian/YA Rating 5 Stars Review What a story! Another fiver, I tell you (meaning …

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 ~ This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof

About the Book There is nothing extraordinary about Tucker O’Shay’s dreams. Go to college.Become president. Fall in love. And pretend like he has enough time to get it all done. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Miller doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary when she begins her first day at the one-room-school house in her new hometown of Rocky Knob. But when she meets seventeen-year-old Tucker O’Shay—the boy with the fatal illness who volunteers to tutor her in algebra—she finds herself swept up in a friendship that changes the way she sees the world and a love that changes her life. Genre Christian/Historical Romance Rating ***** (5 Stars) Review This Quiet Sky is a story that’s heartrending, but not without hope. It broke my heart in so many places, and then put it back together again, so that my lips eventually curled into a smile full of peace, hope, and comfort, just as my heart was wrapped with satisfaction and joy. Bischof created a very believable world, with its characters (almost) as real as the air we breathe. …