Joanne Bischof's To Get to You: Review

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Occasionally, a reviewer gets to feature something they honestly have no or very little quibble with. Today is one such day for me. Thanks to the author, I had a chance to read her novel, To Get to You. Joanne Bischof is a lovely person and talented author, who, with this novel, is debuting (basically) in two new genres: contemporary and young adult. My review is actually on Silver Petticoat, but below you can read a snippet and visit the site for the full review should you like. Below is that review and all of the relevant details of the book (purchase links, Goodreads page, etc.).

About the Book:

Publisher: Mason Jar Books (Independently Published)
Source: Author Provided
Publication Date: 2015
Find the Review elsewhere:
Amazon ǀ Goodreads ǀ Wordpress
Find the Book Elsewhere:
Amazon ǀ Barnes & Noble ǀ Goodreads
Series: Wild Air, 1
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary YA/Teen
Rating:  4.5 out of 5
ARC Review: To Get to You - An Indie Novel with Heart about Second Chances

A first for author Joanne Bischof, her newest release not only shifts its setting (we begin the adventure in California), it also moves her comfort zone forward several decades to the contemporary age. Her debut contemporary novel also marks her first real foray into young adult fiction. With all of the changes she’s made to her publishing platform (she’s now among the Indie authors) and the subtle shift in styles, following her journey has been one adventure after another, and her latest novel, is quite literally, just that: an adventure. Read the review in Full →

*Sincere thanks to author, Joanne Bischof for providing a complimentary e-copy of this book for the purpose of reading – I chose to review it.

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Next, before we get to the awesome details of the book, let's talk about those boring rules.

The giveaway(s) is open to all readers. But if you are outside the U.S., by entering you're agreeing to accept a gifted Kindle version of the book; U.S. readers will have the option of choosing Kindle or paperback. I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - there have been a few people I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification before another winner is randomly chosen.

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below. (Note: this giveaway is running for an extended period of time since the novel doesn't release 'til the end of August.)

To Get To You SynopsisTo get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle.

Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it.

When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may–or may not–be enough to heal the past.

A story of new beginnings and second chances.
- Goodreads

Amazon ǀ Goodreads

Best of luck, readers!

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  1. This story looks delightful! I love that Christian authors are writing YA stories.;)

    1. That it is, Amanda! Me too. Bring on more YA stories, authors. :)

  2. Terrill RosadoAugust 14, 2015

    I just read an interview with Joanne Bischof a couple of days ago and it was a fun conversation about how this book will or won't resonate with readers. I am a mom of young teenagers and I am always reading a YA book right alongside any my more adult fare. YA fiction just keeps getting better.

    1. For reference, my second post listed my name as trosado instead of Terrill Rosado. Same person. :)

    2. Joanne's novels are all lovely. But, this one is especially impacting just because it tells such a great journey story for its male lead. That's really interesting about the interview you read. Every story means something different to every reader, so it's fun to discover what everyone things. Best of luck!

      And no problem! Thanks for letting me know about the two names, same person. :)

  3. Sounds like a fun book! I just started In Good Company by Jen Turano and I am enjoying it!

    1. Yay! Happy reading - I know Jen's novels are popular picks for lighthearted historical reads. :)

  4. I cannot wait to read this book! I loved her first ones.

    1. This one is different than her earlier works, but so-very-good regardless. :)

  5. Currently I am reading A Little Irish Love Story by Amy Fleming

    1. Haven't heard of that one... but I sure hope it's a good read, Amy. :)

  6. I enjoyed Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne, and this one sounds promising! I admit, I don't read much YA, but when it's a know author like Joanne, I am happy to give it a shot. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Rissi!

    Current read: The Bronte Plot.

    1. I think you would enjoy this one, Courtney. It's a really sweet "journey" story that I got something out of that maybe the author didn't intend. But I love that a story can mean something different to us all. Happy reading if/when you read this - and best of luck.

      Three cheers for The Bronte Plot. We going to HAVE to discuss this one. :) :) :)


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