This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof


What it’s about:
From the publisher:
“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.”

My thoughts:

Wow! I could leave this as a one-word review…. that is what keeps replaying in my mind, “Wow!” This story gripped me like very few others ever have. It has such a tender feeling to it, it pulled my heart-strings from the first page. I laughed, I smiled, I thought about these characters long after my Kindle was turned off and I cried so many times in this powerful little novella! It is a sad book, but done so beautifully and done in a positive way. I really hope we get more of Sarah’s current life in a future book. This novella will make my “top reads of 2015” list and I am pretty sure it is and always will be one of my favorite books. I bought an ebook version, but I plan to get a paperback for my keeper shelf. And by the way, this amazing book is on sale for less than a dollar right now!

I give This Quiet Sky 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who will listen to me rave about it! It is up for a Christy nomination, and I can see why!

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. You can visit her website at


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