This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
A Sky Without Stars
Abingdon Press (February 18, 2014)
Linda S. Clare
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda S. Clare is an
award-winning author and coauthor of several books and has also
published many essays, stories, and poems in publications, including The
Christian Reader, The Denver Post
, and ThePhiladelphia Inquirer
. Her most recent book is ASky without Stars
, the newest release in Abingdon’s Quilts ofLove line. Born in Arizona, Linda and her husband now make their home
in Eugene, Oregon, where Linda has taught college-level creative
writing classes, and writes, edits, and mentors other writers. She also
is a frequent writing conference presenter, a church retreat leader,
and mom to four grown children and five wayward cats.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Frankie Chasing Bear is caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she also thinks he will need to learn the white man’s ways to succeed. After the untimely death of her husband, Frankie joins the U.S. Government’s Relocation Program and moves to Arizona. There she begins sewing a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn, and prayed into it.
A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars, but neither the quilt—nor her new life—comes easily to Frankie. Nick Vandergriff, for instance, is the last man Frankie wants to trust. He’s half-Lakota but Christian, and Frankie can see no good coming from that faith after her own parents were forced to convert at an Indian school. Can Nick convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren’t all bad? And will Frankie learn that love is the most important ingredient—for her son’s quilt and life itself?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Sky Without Stars, go HERE.
MY THOUGHTS-This was a book I just could not get into. I guess it might have been because of the quilt parts and how I am not really into sewing or quilting. For someone who does quilt, you will probably really enjoy this. The plot was different and I liked Nick a lot! Good character development throughout the book.
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**