Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Joanne Bischof ~ To Get to You, © 2015

The Wild Air Series, Book One
live in the sunshine.
swim the sea.
drink the wild air.
– Emerson

But she wasn’t looking at his beanie. Or his hair. She was looking at his eyes...
   --To Get to You

I can tell you my favorite parts, for a start.

Riley and Becca: My very favorite part is the beginning and the visuals I got as the balsam fir was loaded on the sled and the walk in the starlight sky glancing off the snow. Their conversations budding; walking up to the Airstream and the siblings bursting forth. What love they had for each other. Hot cider and baked sugar cookies, lovingly carved and decorated by hand.

Jake: I applaud the Dad for the decision he made ~ to reunite beyond rekindling another award from the public view.

Riley: The struggle leaving the Jeep ~ the prized treasure that was all his. To make that call. How hard. Conflict of emotion. The buffer their friend Saul was. Feet on the dash ~ not mattering after a while as the connection was more important.

The struggle to stay the course. A long trip with past memories ~ vacant and haunting, longing for what couldn't be returned, pushing back time.

I want the reader to experience what I did and not have snippets put before them, robbing them of self-discovery.

These are tidbits of To Get to You I gleaned. So important to read with the heart, filling in longing gaps, moving forward.

***Thank you to author Joanne Bischof for inviting me to review To Get to You. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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  1. Oh Kathleen, this is just a beautiful review. It's a real gift for me to get to see the story through your tender heart. Thank you for this! I am so glad To Get to You was an enjoyable read for you. YOU have made this an enjoyable experience for me - and reminded me that each bit of writing was so very worth it. Thank you!

    1. Joanne, You are so precious; your tender heart shines through the words on the page illuminating each character beyond what they would say of themselves. Thank you. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  2. Wow, Kathleen! You have such a beautiful way of reviewing books. The Lord has gifted you with words, my friend!
    And this is a GREAT cover!!! I might have to hunt me up a copy when I get a breather. :-)

    1. I love how Joanne's books are for all ages ~ I truly hope this ends up in school libraries across the country and beyond. Blessings in your new travels, Anne, as you make your new abode. Thank you for His praise. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  3. Ohhh, your blog is beautiful, Kathleen. And I've met Joanne at a writing conference! And here she is on your blog. :) I love the quilt background, and just the whole feel of your blog.

    Thank you, thank you for commenting on my post. It's so very nice to meet you. :) xo

    1. I am thankful for you; for the fresh insight you give. Thank you, Julie, for coming over for a visit here. I review historical fiction, mainly, and love Joanne's writings. I have told her how I miss Lonnie and Gideon, from her first series; and sitting on that back row in the school house with Sarah and Tucker (This Quiet Sky). Her characters are so alive and stay with you. This is the song I associated with the first book in The Cadence of Grace series ~ Laurie Lewis - Is the Blue Moon Still Shining?