March 21, 2014

Review - A Sky Without Stars

A Sky Without Stars
Quilts of Love, Book 15
By Linda S. Clare
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: February 18, 2014
ISBN: 978-1426752797
Pages: 272
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Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Last year, I happen to stumble across the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press. Though I don't know how to quilt, I have several family members that do, so I do respect the hobby and is one of the reasons why I signed up to review the newest book in the series, A Sky Without Stars, written by Linda S. Clare.

Set in 1951, the fifteenth installment centers on a Lakota woman, Frankie Chasing Bear, who finds herself raising her son, Harold, alone after husband is suddenly killed. To honor their heritage, she is trying to pass down the Lakota ways to her son, but it is difficult for her to do with her son uninterested in his past.

Lakota decides the only way to help her son respect their ancestors is to make a Lakota Star-pattern quilt, something that can be passed down to him one day and become a reminder of his heritage.

Of course, this is a love story, which begins when Federal Agent Parker enters Frankie's life. At first she doesn't trust him, but eventually sparks fly between the two, but his faith in Christianity and her Lakota heritage may cause a problem.

I have to admit that I don't read very many fiction stories about Native Americans. A Sky Without Stars is a cute, well-written romantic tale that does touch a little on the US Government’s Relocation Program, which is the reason why the character Federal Agent Parker interrupts Frankie's life. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book; it was a quick read for me, and I'm look forward to reading the next book in the series.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


About the Author:

Linda S. Clare is an award-winning coauthor of three books, including Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them (with Melody Carlson and Heather Kopp), Revealed: Spiritual Reality in a Makeover World, and Making Peace with a Dangerous God (with Kristen Johnson Ingram). She is also the author of The Fence My Father Built. She has taught college-level creative writing classes for seven years, and edits and mentors writers. She also is a frequent writing conference presenter and church retreat leader. She and her husband of thirty-one years have four grown children, including a set of twins. They live in Eugene, Oregon, with their five wayward cats: Oliver, Xena the Warrior Kitty, Paladine, Melchior, and Mamma Mia! Learn more about Linda at: http://www.lindasclare.com

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