Review & Giveaway: This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof



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! ~~~


“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!”



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.

You can connect with Joanne on her website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter.



I am giving away an ebook copy (Kindle or Nook) of This Quiet Sky to one commenter on my blog.

To enter:
1. Please comment below with your name and email in a non-spam format.
2. You may earn an additional entry by sharing about this giveaway and letting me know that you did.
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.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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21 Responses to Review & Giveaway: This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof

  1. Sandra Padgett says:

    Wow, it sounds like such a powerful and inspiring story. I will certainly add this book to my to be read list. Would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway. slvie50athotmaildotcom.

  2. Jane Squires says:

    I have not read any books by this author. I would love to. I also review books I win.

  3. I loved the Cadence of Grace series by Joanne Bischof, so I’m sure I would love this one as well. Wonderful review and thanks for the giveaway!


  4. DK Stevens says:

    Wow, the reviews above make this a HAVE TO read this kind of story. Thanks for giving away a copy 🙂
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOTcom

  5. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. katie07edgar says:

    I can’t wait to read this one, thanks for the chance to win! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

    Katie Edgar

  7. Oh Brittney, what a joy this post is. Hearing your thoughts blesses my heart to no end. And the Latin.. *SMILE*… I’m so glad you liked that part. It was one of my favorites! Oh, you should hear it on audio… so fun!!

  8. blanchediane says:

    Wow! Must put on my To do read list!

  9. What a wonderful review.
    I shared on Twitter and Google +
    eppersonkatrina(at)yahoo (dot)com

  10. kim amundsen says:

    Looks like a good read.

  11. Elizabeth Dent says:

    Love your review . I love Joanne’s books and would love to win this book , it sounds good . Thanks for the chance to win .

  12. This sounds like a great read, but I think I need to have Kleenex nearby! meaganlwilliford(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Rachael K says:

    I really enjoyed the Cadence of Grace series – super moving books! And I’ve been looking forward to something new from Joanne Bischof. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


  14. Hi Britt. This sounds like a good and touching story by Joanne. I would love to win it. I also shared it on my Facebook page. Thanks! Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  15. Melanie Backus says:

    Joanne, this sounds like a wonderful book and I would love to read it! Thank you Britt for sharing this great one!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  16. sonja1971 says:

    This sounds so fun to read. I would love reading it.
    sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  17. Patty says:

    I have the Cadence of Grace series, but have not read it yet. My mom read them and really enjoyed them. I’m sure this one will be good too!


  18. Derricka Hawout says:

    Looks very good!

  19. Pam K. says:

    I loved Joanne’s Cadence of Grace series. Those characters stayed with me for quite awhile. I’m looking forward to reading more of Joanne’s work so this novella is definitely on my “want to read” list. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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