The Lady and the Lionheart  -     By: Joanne Bischof
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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Mason Jar Books
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 0997513705
ISBN-13: 9780997513707

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  1. Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Lady and the Lionheart Joanne Bischof (5 Stars)
    December 6, 2016
    Brittany_BnBblog
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joanne Bischof brings the thrills of the Big Top to life in her newest release, The Lady and the Lionheart. Ella Beckley has escaped the memories of her past through a career in nursing. During one particular night in the pediatric ward, Ella meets a mysterious man and a feverish baby girl who desperately need her help. Putting her skills to work soon finds Ella following Charlie Lionheart to the circus, where he works as the resident lion tamer. While Ella and Charlie work together to heal his niece, they also discover each other's secrets and the love that has the power to overcome their tragic pasts. However, protecting Charlies niece comes with a price, one that may place everything he loves at risk.

    Ms. Bischof brings the very best elements of Christian fiction to her writing in The Lady and the Lionheart. Readers will be absolutely riveted by this larger-than-life story of redemption in the shadows of the legendary Big Top.

    Overall, I thought that The Lady and the Lionheart was absolutely superb! As this novel is an independently-published book, I was not sure what to expect, particularly in terms of the quality of the writing and printed copy. However, there is absolutely no wonder why RT Book Reviews named this novel a 5 Star Top Pick! Ms. Bischof writes an incredible emotional complexity into her characters, while transporting her readers into another world of lions, acrobats, and the darker members of the circus sideshow. She incorporates a fascinating allegorical component in the novel, while making the story fresh and unique in the genre. Additionally, The Lady and the Lionheart includes a pleasantly-surprising amount of Biblical verses and discussion, which makes for an absolutely delightful read for fans of great Christian fiction! Altogether, the adventures of Ella, Charlie, and the rest of the characters will leave readers wanting more of the same from Ms. Bischoff, no matter where she decides to publish her next book.

    Thanks!

    Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    One of the best books I have ever read
    November 8, 2016
    Mackenzie Carol
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    The Lady and the Lionheart is the first book I have ever read by Joanne Bischof, but it has most definitely made me a forever fan of her work. I have never read a novel that has so moved meand Ive read a LOT of books in my lifetimebut this story that Joanne perfectly wove together still has me all torn up days after I started it. I laughed, I cried (sobbed really), and I fell in love with Charlie, Ella, and little Holland in a way I never expected. When I first heard about this novel, I had a feeling about it right away. Therefore, I quickly added it to my list of books to purchase, but I never, EVER expected it to be the most heart-wrenching, touching, beautiful, lovely, impossible-to-fully-describe story that I now know it to be. If I dont get to read another book for the rest of my life, I will be glad to know that The Lady and the Lionheart was my last, because it will be the freshest in my memory and is a wonderful novel to finish with.

    As hard as I try, I cannot come up with words to describe Charlie Lionheart. He is beyond explanation, beyond imagination, and beyond perfect. No, I dont mean perfect in the literal sense, because he clearly makes mistakes, but I have never encountered a more perfect hero. I dont want to spoil a bit of this story because I want everyone to read it and experience it for themselves, but I want you to know your heart will break over Charlie and how we find him at the beginning of this novel. I sobbed, literally sobbed over his treatment and the pain and humiliation he has to endure, and I sobbed even more as I realized how undeserving he was, how sweet and wonderful and kind of a man he truly was underneath all of his marks that I wish never had to be permanent.

    Im trying and failing at finding the words to describe such a man, and all that he gave to have baby Holland as his own, and the only thing I can relate it to is Jesus and the humiliation and torment He suffered. While I know the two cant truly be compared, I dont think Ive ever seen a better human representation of just a slice of what he gave so that we could be free from our chains. As someone who cannot imagine Charlies sacrifice and all that it took from him, I cant fathom someone ever going through worse just for people who might never thank him for it. So, not only to I praise Joanne for creating such a perfect, selfless character in Charlie, I thank her for touching me so deeply, and for giving me what I felt like was just a taste of all that my Savior suffered.

    Ella Beckley has also suffered much when we meet her at the beginning of this story, although hers is of a much different kind. My heart went out to her as well, but I was so completely unable to comprehend all that Charlie faced that I think I couldnt emotionally take in her pain as well. I did feel it on a surface level, and I did cry for her too, but I wish I could have really grasped it as much as I ought. I have just been so emotionally drainedin a good way mind youat the hands of this story, that I am literally dying to read it again so that I can grasp all that I missed. Believe me, I will just as soon as Ive caught up with some of my other reading, hopefully in the next few weeks, because I know I couldnt take it all in the way I wanted to.

    Anyway, Ella is such a sweet character as well, and I loved her incessant questions and bright, plucky spirit, and the way that she broke down Charlies walls. The two of them together was by far the sweetest, most perfect, meant-to-be relationship that I have ever read, and possibly even ever seen, in a very long time. The way that they accepted each other with all of their scars and brokenness was enough to get me crying all over again, and I couldnt describe to you how much I wanted them to be together. But, like I said earlier, crying wasnt the only thing I did while reading this novel, and I did laugh a lot over Ellas fear of Charlies lions.

    All in all, this book was wonderful, fantastic, amazing, and all kinds of words that havent even been invented yet, and I HIGHLY, like cannot even tell you how highly I recommend this novel. You will not be disappointed, so go pick up this book!!! As for me, I cant imagine not giving The Lady and the Lionheart all five bookshelves, and you can bet it has a place on my all-time favorites list, as it is by far one of the top three books I have ever read. Joanne hit it out of the park with this one, and you can most definitely believe that I will be reading more of her novels in the future.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing! I would rate this 6 stars if I could -- and I don't say that lightly!
    October 30, 2016
    cameracourt
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is one book I kept hearing exclaimed by fellow bloggers AND some favorite authors, so I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about as soon as I could. And WOW, was it all well-deserved!

    Let me continue by saying this is now one of my absolute favorite books! This story is a beautiful picture of the Gospel, of the freely given sacrifice, the love of Christ for His bride, the constant call for us to have a relationship with Him.

    The dynamic (and romance) of Charlie and Ella is wonderful! They perfectly complement each other. Both have pasts filled with pain, and through this story we see how Charlie has chosen to react - and his encouragement for Ella to do the same - to choose hope. Charlie finds strength in Ella, I think. A determination to press on, a reassurance that his life choices were right, even though he feels like he doesn't have much to offer.

    Ella is longing for home in more than one sense (both earthly and heavenly belonging), though she doesn't realize it until Charlie's discerning presence arrives in her life. And Ella, in turn, sees the contrast of Charlie's response to some damaging things that have happened to him with her own responses.

    Joanne Bischof creates beautiful scenes with each turn of phrase, conveying feelings with just a simple description. There was so much raw emotion expressed by Ella and especially Charlie that I couldn't help being caught up in it all, tugging my heart with moments both bittersweet and joyous. And little Holland! She is so important as a catalyst between these two and a ray of light.

    I want to mention the supporting characters because they contribute so much to the story, even the lions. They are gracious, important, and colorful (it IS a circus, after all!). The lions and corresponding circus act is so unique and intriguing! They are really just overgrown cats, and I was happy to see them portrayed with a little humor.

    The message of this story resounds long after reading it. It's impactful in its display of a pure love with raw - and sometimes painful - honesty. The underlying theme of sacrifice is beautifully realized as secrets are slowly revealed regarding Charlie's past. I believe it's a story I will come back to multiple times and see new truths and joys with each reading.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A story to be savored!
    October 3, 2016
    Britney Adams
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    The Lady and the Lionheart is a story to be savored! Joanne Bischof is a magnificent storyteller, and her words never fail to leave an indelible mark on my heart. Such is the case with this tender and touching tale; each and every word engages the senses and stirs the emotions. I loved slipping behind the curtain and experiencing the sights and sounds of the Big Top world. Completely smitten by Charlie and Ella, my heart ached for these special characters and their extraordinary journey. Beautifully poignant, The Lady and the Lionheart is not to be missed!
  5. Nampa, ID
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful, Romantic, and Swoon Worthy
    September 27, 2016
    AndiinNampa
    Nampa, ID
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joanne weaves a story that touched my heart on every level. Charlie the Lionheart and Ella are two characters that I won't soon forget. The story is full of hope, faith and sacrifice. Charlie is not only handsome, he is charismatic with jagged edges that makes him the best kind of hero, Ella is gentle, and full of compassion which pairs her matchlessly with Charlie.

    Little Holland is a sweet addition to this story, I love when kids are apart of the story, I think they add a lot of fun, and Holland does just that.

    While the story has heartache, it is also full hope and faith.

    I highly recommend this book!
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