Will the Lakota Star Quilt she is making help Frankie sew a new future of happiness?
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 Parker, 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?
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. 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.
I hard a hard time putting this book down. It truly held my attention. I even shed a tear or two. It is about a mothers love for her son. It is about understanding and honor.I love the way Linda writes this riveting tale.This is a tender touching tale of love. It a wonderful way to share heritage and love for the family. It is heart warming. I loved this as I have some Indian heritage myself, but placing a relationship to Christ and Loving others should always take precedence over anyone’s family heritage. I am inspired by Linda’s wanting to help the children of the Lakota’s. This is one touching tale that you will not want to miss. Will love prevail in Frankie’s Heart toward her son Harold ? Will Harold grow to respect and honor his heritage? Will she learn to have faith in God ? Will this quilt bridge the gap ? You will have to get the book and see. I so cannot wait to get a pattern for this quilt and make one myself.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest opinion and have received no further compensation .
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- A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
- Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin
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