Lonnie, eager to escape from the clutches of her abusive father, finds herself in a very precarious position. When her father catches her kissing the ladies’ man, Gideon O’Riley, he forces the two of them into marriage. Although they do not want to be married to each other, they know that they cannot escape the inevitable. Joel Sawyer, Lonnie’s father, has made up his mind crushing Lonnie’s dreams of moving in with her Aunt Sarah when she turns eighteen.
Come along on Lonnie and Gideon’s journey. They are an unlikely pair, who manage to learn lessons in faith, love and forgiveness. Along their journey they encounter a loving couple named Jebediah and Elsie. They are just the example that Lonnie and Gideon need in their life.
I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down. It had a lot of twists and turns and evoked many emotions. This is the first novel by this author and I look forward to reading her second book in this series. This series is called Cadence of Grace and the second book “Though My Heart is Torn” will be released in April 2013. I have included some additional resources below, including a link to the first chapter.
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.