“Where the Blue Sky Begins” by Katie Powner
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
After an accident brings businessman Eric Larson and eccentric Eunice Parker together, the unlikely pair spend more time with each other than they would like while facing challenges beyond what they imagined. As Eunice comes to accept her terminal illness, they both wrestle with an important question: What matters most when the end is near?
This is a beautiful and touching novel. Well written, it wasn’t hard to become involved in the story at once. This was my first time reading a novel by the author, but I appreciate her writing style and would like to go back and read her previous books now.
I loved all the characters and all of their quirks. Cinderella the chicken was also one of my favorite aspects of this story, and I would love to see some of the scenes from this book come to life. XD
Eric and Eunice are very different characters, and yet their lives become connected and they form a peculiar but very endearing friendship. What I particularly appreciated about each of them was their realness. Eric was very egoistic and shallow at first. Eunice also had her flaws. And yet…they were so genuinely human, and they both grew so much through this story in a realistic way. I loved that.
Where the Blue Sky Begins does deal with a heavy topic of the prospect of dying, but it is dealt with with care and love, and there was still himor woven into the pages at the right amount. It made me both think and laugh in equal measures.
And the ending – that was so cute. ^.^
Very glad for the opportunity to read this novel.
This book was provided courtesy of Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews for my honest opinion.