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Review and Giveaway: Sons of Blackbird Mountian by Joanne Bischof July 5, 2018

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About the Book


Title: Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Author: Joanne Bischof

Genre: Historical Romance

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of Nineteenth-Century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.

But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength.

As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers’ longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world?

A haunting tale of struggle and redemption, Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a portrait of grace in a world where the broken may find new life through the healing mercy of love.

Click here to purchase your copy!

About the Author

Bischof-Joanne-215x300JOANNE BISCHOF is an ACFW Carol Award and ECPA Christy Award-winning author. She writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. She was honored to receive the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon conference. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from RT Book Reviews, among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children. Visit her online at, Facebook: Author, JoanneBischof, Instagram: @JoanneBischof.




Guest Video from Joanne Bischof

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To celebrate her tour, Joanne is giving away

Grand prize of a country crate, a jar of apple butter, a bag of gummy berries, journal, bath salts, honey spoons, copper earrings, and a blackbird sign!!

Click below to enter.

My thoughts:

Why have I never read anything by Joanne before? I have no idea but this book has made me a fan. It was a beautiful, heart-wrenching, hope-filled read.

From the beginning the reader is drawn into the beautiful Blackbird Mountain’s from Aven’s prespective. Things aren’t at all what she expected but she quickly adapts and is grateful for the place to live.

Thor. Oh, he was a tough guy but so sweet also, yet he has no idea how to truly express himself and he is dealing with a major addiction that Aven can’t overlook for good reason.

I hoped for him, I wanted him to overcome, to be the man I knew he could be.

The tender moments between Aven and Thor pulled my heart and made it ache. So wonderfully written.

If you enjoy historical romance I highly recommend this one!

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to my through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 


10 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Sons of Blackbird Mountian by Joanne Bischof”

  1. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. attennos39 Says:

    I love the things that I have learned about Thor. He is not talk, dark, handsome and rich.

  3. Pam K. Says:

    All of Joanne Bischof’s books are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and read her other books as well as Sons of Blackbird Mountain.

  4. Blessed by your review, Melissa!

  5. KayM Says:

    I love the video!

  6. Beth Clark Says:

    I have not read of Joanne’s books yet but plan to look for them! Historical romances are a favorite of mine.

  7. wendynewcomb Says:

    I love Joanne’s books and am so wanting to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  8. Winnie Thomas Says:

    I absolutely love Joanne’s books. She is a fantastic writer.

  9. Chanel M. Says:

    This book sounds beautiful. Great review, too!

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