ABOUT THE BOOK:
There is nothing extraordinary about Tucker O’Shay’s dreams.
Go to college. Become president. Fall in love.
And pretend like he has enough time to get it all done.
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Miller doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary when she begins her first day at the one-room-school house in her new hometown of Rocky Knob. But when she meets seventeen-year-old Tucker O’Shay—the boy with the fatal illness who volunteers to tutor her in algebra—she finds herself swept up in a friendship that changes the way she sees the world and a love that changes her life.
Wow! This Quiet Sky is such a deeply moving, powerful story! I found myself connected to Sarah and Tucker right from the first chapter and that connection continued all the way through the book. This author has such a way with words. She tells the story from Sarah’s perspective, which makes it so personal. There is such a sweetness in the way Sarah relates the tale to the reader.
There are certainly very touching moments in this novella, moments that have sadness woven into them. But the overarching theme of God being in control, having his “eye on the sparrow”, and having a purpose for our lives is so uplifting that I was left with a hopeful, peaceful feeling at the end of the book.
There are also such sweet times of lightheartedness in this book. I definitely see the value in an education that includes Latin! If you read this story, I think you will agree!
I can honestly say that this book has moved me more deeply than any other story I have read this year. These characters are staying with me! They feel real and their story is one worth telling. Do not miss the opportunity to read this book! (5 stars)
I feel blessed to have been given an advanced copy of This Quiet Sky to read. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
~~~ This Quiet Sky is classified as Young Adult fiction and the author has done such a great job of penning a tale that will captivate adult readers and teenagers alike. As I read this touching story, I realized that my teenage daughter would enjoy reading Tucker and Sarah’s story. And she did! What were her thoughts? Read below to find out! ~~~
A TEENAGE READER’S THOUGHTS:
“I loved how realistic the characters were. Sarah was sweet, understanding, and caring. Tucker was smart and kind. I feel that they were perfect for each other. This book was amazing!”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christy Award-finalist and author of Be Still My Soul and Though My Heart is Torn, Joanne Bischof has a deep passion for Appalachian culture and writing stories that shine light on God’s grace and goodness. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children. When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, folk music, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life.
I am giving away an ebook copy (Kindle or Nook) of This Quiet Sky to one commenter on my blog.
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The giveaway starts 11/12/14 and ends on 11/17/14. Winner will be announced on the blog on 11/18/14 and emailed and will have a week to reply, or a new name will be drawn.