By Joanne Bischof
After waiting four years for her best friend to return from sea, Wren Cromwell’s dream of building a life with Tate Kennedy has wilted during his unexpected absence. Then, just as suddenly as he departed the mountain of their childhood, he returns, bringing with him tales of Norway’s icy fjords and his time aboard ship on the North Sea. As spring unfurls around them, so unfolds a new hope in Wren’s heart, and a new chance at love on the horizon. But with Tate’s longing for exciting voyages still alive, will he vanish to the high seas again, or will this land he’s returned to, and Wren’s steadfast love, be enough to nurture his adventurous spirit?
From Christy and Carol Award-winning author, Joanne Bischof, comes a newly repackaged novella once featured in the historical compilation, Heirloom Brides.
(Back cover summary from Joanne’s Website)
At long last! We get Tate’s story! In Daughters of Northern Shores, the story wasn’t really about Tate, but I longed to see his resolved. Joanne did a good job of that with Something New.
Because of misunderstanding and miscommunication, the relationship of trust that Tate and Wren enjoyed has been largely broken down. I loved how that was reestablished through simple, everyday acts of kindness and love.
Both of these characters were so likable, yet also humanly flawed. I couldn’t help but cheer for them to reach their own happy ending.
If you, like me, have yearned for more from Joanne Bischof in the flavor of the Sons of Blackbird Mountain series, then this novella is what you’ve been waiting for.
About the Author
A Christy and Carol Award-winning author, 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. To Get to You, her 2015 release, was the second. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from Romantic Times Book Reviews among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children and is currently working on a new 2-book series for Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian (releasing 2018).
(Biography from Joanne’s Website)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.