Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This Quiet Sky: A Novella by Joanne Bischof, © 2014

  A treasure. I do not want to read the back cover, the snippets, the comments about This Quiet Sky ~ I want to experience it all by myself, word for word. Joanne Bischof's words float off the page to my heart as I read with Sarah viewing Tucker for the first time. Two weeks. A new school. Home now in the mountains away from the sea view left far behind. Our steps are indeed ordered by the Lord....

Rocky Knob, Virginia ~ 1885
If you have read the Cadence of Grace series, you will remember the choice to go to Aunt Sarah's house down the lane or up the mountainside to home. Wanting to know more about Aunt Sarah, I now have my chance ~ for This Quiet Sky is her story.

author Joanne Bischof
So many times we may have pondered our beginnings, choices we have made, choice made for us. We begin again, each day anew ~ either living now or letting the past dictate our present and future.

   "Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe, and stronger
than you seem, and smarter than you think."
             -- A. A. Milne
Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

The sky has opened up clear; fresh beginnings. New views. West Virginia Mountains, United States

"You're so focused on being normal that you haven't realized that you're actually not."
   --This Quiet Sky, 49

All his words hit my heart at odd angles, burrowing in, staying.
   --Ibid., 50

   The small creek gurgles beside us and is so clogged with old leaves, that the water is several different shades of glittering gold and orange. Minnows dart about and water bugs skate on top. Tucker watches it with me.
   --Ibid., 51

I like the visual elements of Joanne Bischof's writings. I am there with them. As I continue to read I envelop them. Dreams, aspirations, patience, concern, life... So beautifully written and six tissues later I come out the other side. Thank you to author Joanne Bischof for a story that needed to be told ~ for hearts open to receive. A love beyond mention and a healing of a heart. I look forward to the next story!

This Quiet Sky - a Novella***Thank you to author Joanne Bischof for this story of life and love beyond anything we could ever hope or imagine ~ given to us by God, Himself. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation ~ besides Grace! ~ was received.***

Excerpt and... your own copy! available for you now ~ and here.

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2014 INSPY Award Finalist
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SDCWG Novel of the Year


1 comment:

  1. This is a definite t~e~n!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House