About the Book
Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.
As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet reign. When their forbidden friendship deepens, Charlie dares to ask for her heart, bringing her behind the curtain of his secret world to reveal the sacrifice that gave hope to one little girl—boldly showing Ella that while her tattered faith is deeply scarred, the only marks that need be permanent are his own.
About the Author
A Carol Award and two-time Christy Award-finalist, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. She was honored to receive the SDCWG Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon Writer’s conference. Her 2014 novella This Quiet Sky broke precedent as the first self-released title to final for the Christy Awards. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children.
Interview with the Author
Check out the interview with the author HERE.
Joanne Bischof has written an amazingly powerful and inspirational story in her The Lady and the Lionheart. I have heard such great things about this novel, but it was not until I picked up a copy and read it for myself that I understood the magnificent beauty and power of this book. Joanne has written a story that will captivate readers from the first page and enthrall them until the very end. Themes of family, heartache, grief, pain, love, and happiness penetrate this fantastic story. I am at a loss for words to how beautiful and truly inspiring this story is and how it will touch the heart of its readers. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy Victorian-historical, romance novels.
Genre: historical, romance, Victorian, Christian
Publisher: Mason Jar Books
Publication date: August 1, 2016
Number of pages: 302
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of the book was provided by the author's influencer team.
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