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The Lady and the Lionheart

By: Joanne Bischof
Narrated by: Gail Shalan,Joel Clarkson
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From self-published author phenomenon Joanne Bischof comes this thrilling romance novel of tragedy healed by love.

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. It is a trade so costly that 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. It is 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.

©2017 Joanne Bischof (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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What True Love Looks Like. Saint Maries Idaho

In the beginning of this book I had a problem with the narrators. It seemed slow and depressing. But as I continued to listen the narrators were appropriate for this story.

What an in-depth love story of acceptance and forgiveness. How a scarred man was able to show the depth of real love, through his devotion of, Holland and assisting a young ,woman who had been violated as a young girl the love of God and His tender mercies.
Well written. I will look for other books by this author.

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Wonderful listen

I really liked this book. The story was different and the narration was fantastic! I really enjoyed the man and a woman narrators. I look forward to more from this author.

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Excellent, clean, enjoyable and well narrated

I sincerely enjoyed this story, more than others that I have also loved. it is 100% clean which is always something I look for. It kept me wanting to hear more, intrigued and even a little teary a couple times. Loved, loved, loved!

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Loved the whole story.

I love that Ella stood up to the doctor because of her values. Charley also followed his heart and paid the price for his family and future life. Very good story

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Stunning

Loved this beautiful tale! Charlie Lionheart stole my heart! Rich, vibrant story telling. One that will forever stay with you.

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Charlie Lionheart

I absolutely love the way Joanne weaves a tale from one perspective and then the other. She tells the story in a third person narration but with special insight into first Ella’s perspective and then Charlie’s. This is so amazing and makes the fabric of the book so enchanting.

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Charlie & Holland

Such a beautiful, heart breaking, redemptive story. I loved it from start to finish. I would recommend this audio book to anyone & everyone who wants to hear a unique story.

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Surprised by this sweet story

The narrator is a bit too delicate for the male parts, but the story is well done and this is a minor issue.

Sweet story of love and acceptance.

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A happy and healing love story

We all have broken or hurt parts of ourselves. I love the healing, hope, love and joy that this book portrays in even the darkest of personal struggles. So beautiful- a patient and pure love story.

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Christian Historical Romance

This was a fascinating tale like no other I've ever read! Spellbound, I stayed up past 5 am to keep listening!
I wasn't fond of the two narrators. When they changed, it was quite jarring, to the ear, but they both did well. I just didn't think they went together. They seemed to be more alike by the end of the story.

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