Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Sky Without Stars Book 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 is 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. (Goodreads)

My Review

I was looking forward to this book because the story line sounded unique. Sadly, I was really disappointed with this book and the characters. It was very difficult to get into this book and this is one of the longer Quilts of Love books I have read. I like the story behind the quilt and the Lakota heritage and how the cultures are shown in the storyline. 
The love story is obvious but not captivating. 

Overall I wish I could say more but this was a bummer read for me. 

"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Sky Without Stars
Abingdon Press (February 18, 2014)
Linda S. Clare

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 A Sky 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Sky Without Stars, go HERE.

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