Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #217: The Lady and the Lionheart

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
Mason Jar Books-August 1, 2016

About the Book
Virginia, 1890
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.

Why I Want It
I've only read one of this author's books but I loved it and this one sounds really good and unique!


Renee said...

Great pick~ I'm adding it to my TBR. Hope you enjoy it!

Renee ~ My Wow

Rissi said...

CANNOT wait to read this beauty. Knowing Joanne's elegant writing and attention to detail, I've zero doubt it'll be smashing. (Plus, that cover!!)

Joanne Bischof said...

How sweet you are to add it to your TBR, Abbi! I hope the story will be a blessing to you!

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