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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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The lady and the lionheart

This audio book version of this story was interesting and exciting. I enjoyed this romance and adventure.

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Beautiful story!

This book was a delight to read. It drew me in from the very beginning. It

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A Most Satisfying Story!

Joanne Bischof has written a wonderful, multi-layered story here. I greatly appreciate that she didn’t shy away from the terrible things that happened to some people in the story, but did so in rich, descriptive prose that never once was vulgar or obscene. She also managed to tell a story that captured my imagination while her main characters kept their integrity and morals. Splendid job! I highly recommend this book.

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Best book I have read in a long time. Had to make myself stop listening to stop from listening all night.

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Wouldn’t recommend

Don’t listen if you’re not Christian- book is not at all what the description says. For all the wonder and delight the circus usually brings to mind this book didn’t deliver on that. And how many times will they talk about a piece of hair slipping in her face haha

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Excellent

The trials Charlie had to go must have been horrendous. I can understand why he found solace with the lions and in his faith in God.

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  • 03-03-22

Wonderful story

A great story spoilt by overuse of religion . The sniff between sentences in some sections of the narration spoilt what could have been something really good.

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  • Fiona
  • 02-15-22

Beautiful book

I truly loved this book, it was perfect in every way. I would strongly recommend anybody wanting a lovely read it to try this one.

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  • Michelle Trew
  • 03-20-19

Took my breath away

Absolute ly beautiful writing! I loved every minute. I especially loved the metaphor of Charlie as Christ when he paid the price for Holland.

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