The novel, Though My Heart is Torn by Joann Bischof, continues the tale of Gideon and Lonnie. This couple was introduced in Be Still My Soul. Their tumultuous relationship ended in a peaceful way following the birth of their son, Jacob.
Though My Heart is Torn begins with Gideon and Lonnie being called home by Lonnie’s father with the news of her mother’s imminent death. They hurry back to town only to find Lonnie’s mother alive and well! Lonnie’s father’s deception was an attempt to bring Gideon back to town to pay for past mistakes.
Before Gideon had been forced to marry Lonnie, he had married Cassie Allan to make amends for dishonoring her. Gideon had believed that Cassie had annulled the marriage. Now he finds that she did not and he actually has 2 wives! Cassie’s family demands that he corrects the problem by dissolving his marriage to Lonnie and remarrying Cassie. The pastors involved with these marriages demand that this is the best answer to the problem. This decision breaks the hearts of both Lonnie and Gideon! Gideon wants to run, but Lonnie decides she must let go of her love and try to rebuild her life.
Sit back and watch as these young people try to sort out this challenge that has been laid before them!
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review