Where the Blue Sky Begins
"Katie Powner's engaging story will pull you in and leave you in wonder at that deep, blue sky."--CHRIS FABRY, author and radio host
Sometimes the hardest road of all is the road home.
When confident and handsome Eric Larson is sent to a rural Montana town to work in the local branch of his uncle's financial company, he's determined to exceed everyone's expectations, earn a promotion, and be back in Seattle by the end of summer. Yet nothing could prepare him for the lessons this small town has in store.
At forty-six years old, eccentric and outspoken Eunice Parker has come to accept her terminal illness and has given herself one final goal: seek forgiveness from everyone on her bucket list before her time runs out. But it will take more courage than she can muster on her own.
After an accident pushes Eric and Eunice together, the unlikely pair is forced to spend more time with each other than either would like, which challenges their deepest prejudices and beliefs. As summer draws to a close, neither Eric nor Eunice is where they thought they would be, but they both wrestle with the same important question: What matters most when the end is near?
Praise for Katie Powner
"Powner delivers life lessons that cross generations and will linger long after the last page is turned."--Library Journal starred review
"My favorite stories are ones about everyday, salt-of-the-earth people. When I open a novel by Katie Powner, I know that's what I'm going to experience."--Susie Finkbeiner, author of The Nature of Small Birds
Wow! What an amazing story!
Where the Blue Sky Begins is such a well written story that it ranks as one of my favorites this year. I was left emotionally bound to Eunice, Eric and the eclectic cast that inhabit Tukston, Montana, population few.
Katie Powner has such a beautiful way of crafting an emotionally gripping story amongst pages of laugh out loud humor, molding her characters into a plausible and endearing community that includes an 80 year old receptionist, a retired bull rider and a chicken named Cinderella. This inspiring journey explores small town friendships, broken relationships and forgiveness. It is about relationships between old and young, families and strangers, living and dying, here and gone…a story that will stay with you and one that you will want to reread again and again.
This book is suitable for teens and older with no inappropriate intimate scenes and no bad language. I received this book from the author/publisher free of charge, with no expectation of a positive review.