Friday, February 21, 2014

A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare ( Quilts of Love Book #15)

Frankie has a few problems, and a few prayers that have been answered. She doesn't know they are answered prayers, but they are. She and her son have come to another state after the death of her alcoholic husband. However, young Harold is a handful and a half for her with out some help. It is just not easy being a single mom, much less a Native American.

Frankie Chasing Bear soon finds that Federal Agent Nick Parker is extremely interesting to her. He is half Lakota, and she is Lakota. But is he a Christian, or a Native American? Her Grandmother was both, but Frankie is confused, and Nick is dealing with People who don't want to work with the government.

While Frankie starts repairing Nick's quilt, she frantically is working to make Harold his own quilt. With out it she fears that he will loose his footing and not know their ways, and to only have the way of the white man would mean he would loose all his history and heritage.

When things start getting stolen, is Harold behind it? Can Frankie learn to trust God, or even Nick? Things aren't what they seem, and as Frankie's Grandmother told her, a bed with out a quilt is like a sky without stars. And that just starts things moving from there.

Wonderful read!
Carol :)

This week, the

is introducing

Abingdon Press (February 18, 2014)



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 The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her most recent book is ASky without Stars, the newest release in Abingdon’s Quilts of Love 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.


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.

Linda can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

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