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Lonnie and Gideon fought hard to find love in their marriage- and they won.

Having a son has gelled their bond, and neither could be happier.  ThoughMyHeartIsTorn

Life is pretty perfect, until Lonnie’s father writes and says that Lonnie’s mother is gravely ill and she needs to come home before it’s too late.

Lonnie and Gideon make the week-long trek with infant son in tow, despite the coming winter.

Unbeknownst to them, it’s a trap.

Lonnie’s father is all too eager to break up the marriage of his escaped daughter, and he sees his chance when Gideon’s first- and secret- marriage is revealed.

Arriving home, Lonnie and Gideon are stunned to learn Gideon has two wives- she being the second, but the only one with whom he has a child.

Two ministers of two towns will decide which wife Gideon stays married to.

Can they both survive when it’s decided that Lonnie and Gideon’s marriage shall be annulled and he has to return to the first wife?

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If you’ve read my review of Be Still My Soul, book 1, you’ll know I thought there were certain things that were a bit ‘off’ that tainted my impression and affected my review. I said I might think about getting the second book.

I was a few confusing pages in when I realized what was going on. And can I just say that had I not been reviewing, I would have stopped reading and deleted this book from my Kindle.

This is an absolutely *horrible* premise for a book. The author has a note saying along the way, folks were praising her for writing such a hard book. I think it absolutely stinks. It may well be that things like this happened, and it may well be that this is how those situations were resolved. I really don’t care.

I still think it’s awful, and definitely not something I would choose to read on my own. I have a hard time reconciling that any church- much less two of them- would assign the title of “bastard” to a child based on a lie told to the child’s father about the status of his first marriage.

Nonetheless, given the ending, if the opportunity comes around, I will have to read the third to see if there’s any kind of satisfying ending.

Because of the subject of this title in the series, I’m giving it a 2 out of 5 stars. If a revolted response was what the author was going for; she got one, and for that, she’d get 5 stars. It was just simply too distasteful for my personal preference, though.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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