(A Cadence of Grace Novella)
- This Quiet Sky
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.
Praise for This Quiet Sky
"Reading This Quiet Sky will put anyone in mind of Anne of Green Gables with its elegant sense of nostalgic charm..." - Rissi Cain, writer and INSPY Award advisory board member
"Heartbreakingly romantic and absolutely poignant, Joanne Bischof has written a story that will captivate readers and leave an indelible mark, long after the last page is turned. I couldn't put this one down!" - Katie Ganshert, award winning author of A Broken Kind of Beautiful
"Tucker and Sarah's love story will be part of me now. A standout young adult read ..." - Heather Day Gilbert, author of God's Daughter
"Joanne Bischof delicately balances a tender story of friendship and young love woven with threads of what-if...Bischof's writing rings true -- equal parts the reality of possible loss that is overpowered by hope and the choice to love above all else. - Beth K. Vogt, author of Somebody Like You (PW starred review)
"Joanne Bischof connects with readers [with] emotions that are both raw and endearing, and authenticity that grips your heart. I was deeply moved, and walked away from this story with Sarah and Tucker's journey firmly rooted in my heart..." - Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin
"A must read for teens and adults, This Quiet Sky is a gentle reminder of God's unchanging love." - Karen Cecil Smith, author of Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife
Karen Barnett on Goodreads wrote:
This novella should come with a notice that the reader will need both kleenex and chocolate. And that you will want to read this in one sitting--which, because of its handy length, is entirely possible. Sarah and Tucker are two of the most endearing characters I've ever read. The reader knows where the story is headed right from the start--Tucker suffers fro a fatal illness. But the way the tale unfolds is absolutely beautiful, and not to be missed. Those who have enjoyed Bischof's Cadence of Grace series will especially enjoy the connections made clear in the epilogue of This Quiet Sky. This is anything but your typical happily ever after young adult romance. But more importantly, it's anything but dark and depressing. The way the author tells this story with faith, courage, hope and light is something you'll have to experience for yourself.
One of the BEST books I've read this year!!! Grab a box of tissue and prepare to lose your heart to Tucker and Sarah.