A Sky Without Stars | A Quilts of Love 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’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.
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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!
This book is set in AZ, and there is one boy who is having quite a
struggle being without a dad. Frankie, his mom, is just trying to make
their life better......and yet, she has some serious issues to work
through. As in the other Quilts of Love books, the quilt has deep ties
to the story line and it helps to heal.
A very good read, a read about reaching out, helping, not giving up and love!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity.