Under the Same Blue Sky: Reviews

bluesky2.jpgAdvance Praise
“From the smoke-filled streets of Pittsburgh to the war-ravaged landscape of Europe, UNDER THE SAME BLUE SKY is the story of one woman’s wonderfully determined journey through a world at the edge of war to seek her family’s past and her own future.”—Jessica Brockmole, author of Letters from Skye
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I.  With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

“The past returns in this story of the Great War, to tell of some who survived and some who didn’t. Hazel Renner is a hesitant healer, a young woman afraid of her gift. When the power to cure physical ailments deserts her, she tries instead to mend the human spirit. Rich in historical detail, this novel describes what it is to be gentle in a world gone terribly mad.”—Rita Leganski, author of The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

Schoenewaldt has done it again — crafted a rich and refreshing tale that not only sweeps us back to the American landscape of 1914 but keeps us bound to the page as young German-American Hazel Renner fights for her dreams while war rages on abroad—Susan Gregg Gilmore, The Funeral Dress

Media Reviews

“Pamela Schoenewaldt’s World War I historical fiction “Under the Same Blue Sky” (William Morrow: New York, 2015) provides a fresh setting and vivid views. Her story of German-Americans gives voice to their traumatically divided loves and loyalties for the length of the 1914-1918 Great War.” Patricia Fogarty in The American InItalia

“The strength of the novel is its portrayal of the power of human connection, as reflected in one woman’s search for making herself whole in a world divided by war.” from Booklist

“Under the Same Blue Sky can be read as a tribute to the Americans who had the misfortune of loving both the country they lived in and the country in which they were born, who lost friends and loved ones on both sides of the war, and who, although loyal Americans, were treated as the enemy.” From Chapter 16

“From castle gardens to broken, war-torn Germany, Hazel finds tragedy and hope, and the love of a fragile man.” From Historical Novel Review

Under the Same Blue Sky answers difficult questions in a poetic, magical, poignant way.” From Mom’s Small Victories

“With heart, the author chronicles Hazel’s uncertainties as she develops the strength to believe in her inner self. . . . Her talent lies in creating stories that entertain and educate. I look forward to the next installment.” From Knoxzine

“As with her other books, her wonderful storytelling weaves fact and fiction in this emotionally wrought tale.” From Peeking Between the Pages.

Under the Same Blue Sky is Pamela Schoenewaldt’s third novel and I have watched her novels get better with each offering.” From Nan’s Whimsies

“From the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers and Swimming in the Moon comes a lush, exquisitely drawn novel set against the turmoil of the Great War, as a young German-American woman explores the secrets of her past.” From Staircase Wit

“From the very first paragraph, I was captivated by Under the Same Blue Sky . . . The characters were all very real, raw, and complex.” From Stephanie’s Book Reviews.

“A thoughtful and introspective look at WWI from an unexplored and unlikely point of view.” From Ageless Pages Reviews 

Announcements

Workshop on Point of View for the Knoxville Writers Guild, Sat. Feb. 18, 2017, 10am to noon

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Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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