Award winning, highly recommended book.


I’m thrilled to share some exciting news! My long-time friend and critique partner, Joanne Bischoff’s book, “My Hope is Found,” was recently selected as the Novel of the Year at the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild annual conference!

Here’s a bit about the historical series set in the Appalachian mountains, with links to Joanne’s blog. I encourage you to find copies of these books, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Grab your hankies and hunker down, you’re in for a roller coaster of laughter and tears!

From the publisher:

Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?

After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.

Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.

Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

Joanne has hit a home run with her Cadence of Grace series… With memorable characters and struggles aplenty, this is the kind of story that will have readers telling their friends, ‘You’ve got to read these books.’  Lauraine Snelling, best-selling author of the Red River of the North series and Wild West Wind series


Visit Joanne at her website, Heartfelt Fiction, where she talks about writing, homeschooling, and life in a small mountain town in Southern California. (Yep, we have mountains in Southern California.)

critter sisters

L-R Ashley Ludwig, Joanne Bischoff, me, Dona Watson


Here I am with Joanne, the year I won the SD Writer’s Guild Excellence in Fiction award the year after Joanne won!



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