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Joanne Bischof

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An ECPA Christy Award winner and an ACFW Carol Award winner, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. Joanne’s 2016 novel, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from Romantic Times Book Reviews among other critical acclaim. Joanne has a long-standing passion for romance and a budding fervor for theology. She is more and more awed by how wondrously the two go hand in hand. She lives in the mountains of southern California with her three children and is represented by Sandra Bishop of Transatlantic Literary Agency.

Average rating: 4.35 · 7,957 ratings · 2,257 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
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The Lady and the Lionheart

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Be Still My Soul (The Caden...

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Daughters of Northern Shore...

4.37 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
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Though My Heart Is Torn (Th...

4.38 avg rating — 561 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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My Hope Is Found (The Caden...

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This Quiet Sky

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To Get to You (Wild Air #1)

4.48 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Something New

4.37 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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This book was good for my circus-loving heart. It was deep and meaningful, and as an adult reading a children's novel, I enjoyed every scene. The author touches on some difficult topics, in a gentle, artful way. I'm so glad I grabbed this off the lib ...more
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“There's nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. I think sometimes the Lord wants us to wonder. To ask. To share our uncertainties. He wants to give us those answers. Keep thinking. Keep wondering, Gideon.”
Joanne Bischof, My Hope Is Found

“Sometimes pain is kind of like love. It’s just turned inside out. That’s what makes it hurt so fiercely. It doesn’t mean that it’s bad, and as much as we want to wish it away, it may still come. And when it does, it only means that what’s living on the other end of it was loved. Greatly.”
Joanne Bischof, This Quiet Sky

“Well, for one…” He tugs at the thread a few times. “I want to know how He defeated the grave.” Though Tucker has sunk his head deeper into the pillows, his mouth lifts in a bittersweet smile. Then his lashes rise toward the ceiling, and his expression grows serious, voice so very soft. “And for two…I want to know how heavy the cross was to carry.” Tears burn. “I want to know those ones, too.” “Do you?” His head shifts so he can look at me. To my surprise, his eyes are alight. I nod. Fiercely. “Then I’ll save those two for when you get there.” His voice is gentle. “We’ll ask Him together.”
Joanne Bischof, This Quiet Sky

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The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
 
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Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof Be Still My Soul (The Cadence of Grace, #1) by Joanne Bischof
 
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Tried and True by Mary Connealy Tried and True (Wild at Heart, #1) by Mary Connealy
 
  5 votes 12.8%

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon
 
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Lethal Action by Rachel Dylan Lethal Action (Danger in the Deep South Book 1) by Rachel Dylan
 
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Together with You by Victoria Bylin Together with You by Victoria Bylin
 
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Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes
 
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A Texan's Promise by Shelley Gray A Texan's Promise (Heart of a Hero #1) by Shelley Gray
 
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  2 votes 5.1%

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“Sometimes pain is kind of like love. It’s just turned inside out. That’s what makes it hurt so fiercely. It doesn’t mean that it’s bad, and as much as we want to wish it away, it may still come. And when it does, it only means that what’s living on the other end of it was loved. Greatly.”
Joanne Bischof, This Quiet Sky

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message 5: by Donna

Donna Thank you Joanne for becoming a friend on Good Reads.


message 4: by Micaiah (last edited Sep 25, 2015 07:19PM)

Micaiah Thank you for accepting my friend request, Joanne! :)


Joanne Bischof So glad to hear it, Karen. Thanks for letting me know! I will check it out. I'd been meaning to tell you that we were chatting about your book in one of my interviews, here: http://cfpagels.blogspot.com/2013/04/... I answered one of the questions about Aunt Orlean and it she was a popular topic in the comments which was fun to see. :)


message 2: by Karen

Karen Hi Joanne,

My historical novel Pillow of Thorns is now available in ebook format on Amazon. Price is $3.99

Karen


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Karen Malena thank you for accepting the friend request!


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