Sunday, 7 September 2014

Review - A Grand Design

A Grand Design
Quilts of Love Series
by Amber Stockton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: August 19, 2014
ISBN: 978-1426773471
Pages: 208
Buy Link: Amazon
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Normally, I try to have a review written a few days before the post date, but I didn't get around to reading A Grand Design by Amber Stockton until yesterday afternoon. You never know what to expect in each entry in the Quilts of Love Series, as each new installment is written by a different author with a new plot, setting and characters. Typically, the books in the series are short (under 250 pages) and some books are better than others, though all of them are still likeable.

A Grand Design has a modern setting and centers on Alyssa Denham, a woman who dreads the month of June, as she always has to buy bridal gifts for her co-workers. It seems everyone is finding love except for her. Actually, her life is stuck in a rut, as she has the same routine week after week. A while back her best friend, Libby, forced her to put her name into a bridal  magazine sweepstakes and out of the blue she receives notification that she has one a "getaway for two," but there is a slight problem - she doesn't even have a boyfriend. Plus, the getaway just happens to be on Mackinac Island, a place she hasn't visited for fifteen years.

Alyssa persuades Libby to go with her on the trip, where she plans on visiting her grandmother. Unknowingly to Alyssa and Libby, her grandmother has other plans for them, as she wants them to help her finish a friendship quilt that she had started years ago. The catch is that they have to locate each former member of her grandmother's sewing group or their relatives and pick up each quilting block. You can say that this wasn’t exactly the kind of vacation Libby was looking forward to.

While Libby is helping her grandmother with the quilt, she starts to learn more about herself and how she can open up her heart to others, especially the handsome Scott Whitman.

The is the first book I have read by the author, Amber Stockton, and I'm impressed by her writing skills. She marvelously crafts and a charming heartfelt story with loveable characters and a dazzling plot. What starts out a simple two week vacation ends up in a quilting scavenger hunt. Overall, A Grand Design is a wonderful read and I recommend it others.

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

Quilts of Love A Grand Design Amber Stockton

About the Author:

Amber Stockton is an award-winning author, a national speaker, and a direct-sales brand partner with Nerium International. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader's choice awards.

To learn more about Amber and her books, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE a quilting scavenger hunt. :)

    Thanks for sharing.



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