Though My Heart is Torn is an INSPY Finalist!

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Though My Heart is Torn | 49 comments

Exciting news! Though My Heart is Torn has been selected as one of five historical romances as finalist for the Inspy Awards! Some amazing books have been chosen in a variety of categories and the full list is here.

To celebrate, my publisher is giving away TWO copies of Though My Heart is Torn, book 2 in the Cadence of Grace series. The drawing is open internationally and two winners will be chosen on Saturday, May 3 at noon pacific.

To enter, simply leave a comment below!


  1. Congratulations, Joanne! I’m so excited for you. What an honor! God’s blessings are bountiful, aren’t they? Enjoy this moment, sweetie. You’ve earned it by following God’s calling to write such beautiful stories that honor Him.

    Many blessings, my friend.

    • Thank you so much, Andrea! God’s blessings truly are bountiful. It’s been a very special week. Thank you for all your encouragement!

  2. Congratulations! I would love to win your book. You are a new author to me. Contests are such a great way to meet new author friends!

    • Thank you, Connie both for your kind words and for stopping by! :)

  3. Congratulations, Joanne! :) I already own book one, thank you for the chance to win book two!


    • Beth- It’s so great to hear that you have and have read Be Still My Soul! I’m so glad you’re here!

  4. Would love to win. It would be nice to not have to borrow my mom’s copy.

    • Hi Jackie! You and your mom are so sweet! And I’m honored you want your own copy!! :)

  5. Congrats!! I would LOVE to win your book! thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

    • Thank you Mallen! And thanks for stopping in! LOVE that picture of you :)

  6. SO excited for you and so glad Though my Heart is Torn was nominated! Really enjoyed this one. You don’t have to enter me as I own it! Congrats, Joanne!

    • And I mean is a finalist, not just a nominee! ;)

    • Thank you Heather!! You are one of my fav writers, so your words are always so precious!

    • Check that off the list of things I was coesufnd about.

  7. Congratulations! Thank you gor this chance to win Though my Heart is Torn. I look forward to reading it. ~ Blessings~

    • Welcome, Lisa! So lovely to meet you here and I am glad you are entered! I would love for you to get to meet Lonnie and Gideon!

  8. Congratulations Joanne, although I’m not surprised!! :) Love this book!!

  9. Congratulations. That is so wonderful.

  10. Excuse me while I do the Snoopy Dance. Congratulations!!! I can NOT wait to see you come out with a new book/ series! You are fabulous!

    • Amy, you are a DELIGHT!! You’ve given me such a smile. Thank you!

  11. Congrats, Joanne!! I’m not surprised by this recognition – you write such wonderfully inspiring and touching books and I know there will be many more such recognitions!! Thank you for using the gift God has given you to inspire others and honor Him!! May you be blessed tenfold!! Love and huggs!!

    • Bonnie,

      Thank you so much! You are such an encouragement and I am continually blessed by you. I’m so touched that the series was meaningful to you. Thank you! Still praying that you have a restful and peaceful week. Hugs!

  12. Congratulations on making the finals! What an accomplishment!

    • Thank you Nancy! I’m blessed this morning by your kind words!

  13. i would love to win, i really injoy your books and this sounds great
    shirley B

  14. Congratulations on the ISPY recognition!

  15. I’d love to win!

  16. Congrats!!!! That is so awesome!! I have not had the chance to read it yet, but I have read the Be Still My Soul and it was so good!

    • Thank you Marissa! I’m so glad you enjoyed Be Still My Soul and I’m excited for you to get the chance to read #2!

  17. Congratulations Joanne! How exciting for you.
    Would love to win a copy.
    Blessings, Tina

  18. Sure hope to win. Your award is well deserved.

  19. I just love the titles in this series. They draw my attention. I would love to win s copy.

  20. Congrats Joanne! Truly excited for you! I’m one of the INSPY judges this year, although not judging in the category of your book, and I tell you, I’m not surprised as I’ve as I’ve already read it–a truly lovely read! Wishing you the best. And, you don’t have to enter me to win as I already own a reviewers copy.

    • Hi Miranda!

      Thank you!! So neat that you are a judge! You have such a discerning eye…you’re going to do a great job. One thing I admire about the INSPYs is the care and attention to detail they put into the process and the way the selected their judges was no different. So happy to hear you are one of them! It looks like there are some great reads in store for you in your category. Happy reading!

  21. Hi Joanne, congratulations on the recognition of the book, exciting news. I haven’t read and I’d like to. I’ve been sick over the past week and haven’t been out of bed, could have used a good read. Thanks for all you offer others, blessings.

    • Greetings Cindy! And thank you! I hope you are feeling better soon and that you get some good rest this weekend. I’m so glad you stopped in and are entered for the giveaway and I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  22. That is awesome, congrats!!

  23. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I’m always so blessed by your visits. I’m pleased to announce the winners of the book drawing are Revée Kraszewski and Janet Evans! Congrats ladies! And thank you to everyone for popping in and saying hello and joining in. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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