I have so many books waiting for my attention (it's all part of my addiction), but this book jumped into my hands and called me to read it. What could I do? I had to obey!
Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof is a story about Lonnie and Gideon, a couple who are victims of Lonnie's father's delusions. He takes what he thinks he sees to manipulate Lonnie and Gideon into marriage, and then they have to learn to find their way into a lasting relationship.
I've not read any books by Joanne Bischof before, so this was a pleasant surprise. She weaves a quite a gripping story. While no specific era is mentioned, the story seems to have taken place in the mid- to late-1800's. Shoe leather express is the mode of transportation used most often because Gideon and Lonnie don't have the resources to own horses. Joanne has painted a real picture of life as it was "back then."
I loved this book so much, I'd read late into the night until my eyes could no longer see, and my brain could no longer process what I was reading. This is a great read, ranking five stars, a new pair of shoes, and a lack of sleep.