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: 4.37 · 6,907 ratings · 2,103 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sons of Blackbird Mountain ...

4.30 avg rating — 1,654 ratings — published 2018 — 12 editions
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The Lady and the Lionheart

4.53 avg rating — 1,266 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Be Still My Soul (The Caden...

4.12 avg rating — 1,030 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Daughters of Northern Shore...

4.42 avg rating — 725 ratings — published 2019 — 8 editions
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Though My Heart Is Torn (Th...

4.39 avg rating — 524 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)

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Something New

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Christmas at the Circus by Joanne Bischof
"A short but so sweet addition to The Lady and The Lionheart,” one of my favorite books ever!"
Christmas at the Circus by Joanne Bischof
"A short, sweet Chrismas story. This was a pleasant surprise since I didn't know the author was writing a short story about the characters from The Lady and the Lionheart, and while it was very simple it was lovely to get a glimpse of what's going on " Read more of this review »
Christmas at the Circus by Joanne Bischof
"Such a happy and charming Christmas story! I loooooved the opportunity to revisit Charlie Lionheart (one of my very favorite characters ever...like, EVER!) and Ella and even Baby Holland...and the lions!! I love these characters, I love this world..." Read more of this review »
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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 Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
 
  8 votes 19.5%

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
 
  8 votes 19.5%

Last Light by Terri Blackstock Last Light (Restoration, #1) by Terri Blackstock
 
  6 votes 14.6%

Wildflowers in Winter by Katie Ganshert Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
 
  6 votes 14.6%

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer No Other Will Do (Ladies of Harper’s Station, #1) by Karen Witemeyer
 
  5 votes 12.2%

A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino A Place in His Heart (The Southold Chronicles, #1) by Rebecca DeMarino
 
  4 votes 9.8%

A Gentleman's Kiss Romance Collection by Ginny Aiken A Gentleman's Kiss Romance Collection 9 Modern Romances with an Old-Fashioned Quality by Ginny Aiken
 
  2 votes 4.9%

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade A Love Like Ours (Porter Family, #3) by Becky Wade
 
  2 votes 4.9%

The Lassoed by Marriage Collection by Angela Bell and others The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection 9 Historical Romances Begin After Saying "I Do" by Angela Bell
 
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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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