Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare

During the last couple of months, I've had the opportunity to read several books from the "Quilts of Love" Series. This month, I had the chance to read and review "A Sky Without Stars" by Linda S. Clare. It's the story of a Native American woman named Frankie Chasing Bear and her son, Harold. 


The story is set in 1951 and begins with Frankie and Harold moving to Arizona after Frankie's husband passes away. Frankie wants nothing more than for Harold to learn about his Lakota heritage, but that will be difficult with so many white men around and no male role model. Frankie's grandmother once said that a bed without a quilt, is like a sky without stars, so Frankie knows she must make the traditional Lakota star quilt for her son. 

Along the way, Frankie meets Nick, a BIA agent who convinces Frankie that not all white men are bad, and she must learn to trust in God and the people He has surrounded her with. 

I thought this book was definitely a light, yet fun read. It kept my interest and kept me wondering what was going to happen next! It was interesting to read about Frankie and how her story slowly changed from someone who didn't trust anyone, to someone who put her trust in the white man's God and how she was able to finally let her guard down. There wasn't an immense amount of spiritual content in this book. Being a Native American, Frankie's main concern throughout most of the book was her reliance on the spirits and having her grandmother speak to her through dreams. 

All in all though, I enjoyed this book and especially the aha moment where I learned why the book had the name it did. ;) If you're looking for a light read, I would recommend this book. I rate it as 4 stars.

I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion. 

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