Where the Blue Sky Begins: Review and Giveaway

Author Katie Powner‘s latest book—Where the Blue Sky Begins— releases this coming Tuesday, October 11—and it’s another big-hearted winner from this master story-teller. You’ve heard about this author from me before, and how I enjoyed her earlier books: The Sowing Season and A Flicker of Light. I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of this new one, and can enthusiastically say that Katie plumbs depths of life and heart in small-town Montana as naturally as breathing—with irresistible characters, surprising twists and laugh-out-loud humor. 

Here’s the gist:

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?

WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK! Drop your email address HERE or at Cheryl@CherylBostrom.com to be entered with other subscribers. I’ll announce the winner next week.


And now, some recent photo highlights for you:


“I will turn the darkness before them into light . . .”
—Isaiah 42:16


See yours:)?
“From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace.”
—John 1:16


Ready for bed, old maple?
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.”
—Psalm 4:8


Because healing takes time.

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will do it.

—Psalm 37:5


Finally, a few throwbacks—from three and four years ago:

Toupee blues.

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

—Romans 12:2 NLT


Cud to chew on.

“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. . . . Teach them to your children . . .so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land.”

—Deuteronomy 11: 18-21


Barks when a fish strikes.

(Port Renfrew, B.C.)


Thanks for stopping by, friends. So glad you’re here!

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.

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