Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spotlight and Review: A Sky Without Stars by Linda Clare!

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.

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

About the Quilts of Love Series:
Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. TheQuilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

My Thoughts(4/5 Stars):
Yet another wonderful Quilts of Love book! I kind of had an idea of what to expect from a Quilts of Love book after reading Scraps of Evidence. Although, for the most part I think I liked this book more! 
A Sky Without Stars is  a beautiful story with equal parts love and heartache. I enjoyed most every page and felt that the book had a really nice flow. I loved the historical feel woven within and it all felt extremely genuine to me. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loved another Quilts of Love book, fans of historical fiction/historical romance, or just plain fans of a well written book in general, one with just the right dash of romance! 
I have Maybelle in Stitches coming up on my to-read list and if it's have as good as these two I've read so far, it's going to be a great read! Linda Clare really had a way of writing that made me simply smile and I look forward to reading more from her in the future, too. One thing I'd like to(somewhat randomly) add is that I just LOVE the covers on these book, so pretty. Makes me almost want to take up quilting... Almost! 
*I received this book for review from Litfuse, but this in no way affected my review or opinion*

Don't miss this month's Quilts of Love book, A Star Without Stars, by Linda S. Clare. Linda is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway and joining her fellow Quilts of Love authors, Barbara Cameron and Joyce Magnin, for a Facebook "Spring Fling" party on April 1st.

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
  • Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 1st. Winner will be announced at the "Spring Fling" Facebook Party on April 1st. RSVP today and connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Barbara Cameron, Linda S. Clare, and Joyce Magnin, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next Quilts of Love book!

So grab your copies of Scraps of EvidenceA Sky Without Stars, and Maybelle in Stitches and join Barbara, Linda, and Joyce on the evening of April 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on April 1st!

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