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.
About The Author:
Linda 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!
For the 15th book in the Quilts of Love series, author Linda S. Clare gives the book a Native American twist, and invites you on a journey from South Dakota to Arizona. It is well-written and captured my attention right away. I have only read one other book from this series, but after reading both I will definitely be reading more. I enjoyed how detailed the author wrote, and how real and relatable the characters were.
If you are looking for a quick read, that will keep you reading late into the night, pick up a copy of this book today (or any of the books in this series). While part of a series, it is not necessary to have read the others to read this one! (a great appeal of a series for sure.)Forgiveness and allowing others to help us are themes that are predominant throughout the book and allow you to journey with each character.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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***I received an electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any manner***