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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Sky Without Stars: Quilts of Love by Linda S. Clare - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

About The Book:

In 1951, Frankie Chasing Bear is a Lakota caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she knows he will need to become as a white man to succeed. After his father’s killed in a barroom brawl, Harold and Frankie move to Arizona, where she begins a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn and prayed into it.

She distrusts Christians, as her own parents were forced to convert at an Indian School, until she meets BIA agent Nick Vandergriff, a half-Lakota who’s also caught between cultures. Nick must convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren’t all bad as he tries to win her heart in order to put the stars back into her sky.

Purchase a copy and learn more at the Quilts of Love website.

My Thoughts:

Another fascinating book in the Quilts of Love series of inspirational fiction novels. 

This time, the story is set in the past and features a young single, widowed Indian mother who is desperately trying to make a better life for herself and her young son. When she meets a handsome and smart B.I.A. agent (Bureau of Indian Affairs) who also happens to be part Indian, she finally lets go of her mistrust of men to find hope and love that will enrich her life.

Author Linda Clare does a wonderful job with this story, and I enjoyed the quilting theme that ran through the tale. But I did have some problems with her logistics in the story as far as the distances the characters traveled throughout Arizona.  But other than that, this was a fine novel to enjoy. 

About The Author:

Linda S. ClareLinda 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!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of this book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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