Litfuse Presents A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare

A Sky Without Stars


A Sky Without StarsA 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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A Sky Without Stars is another awesome book in The Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. And like the other books, this one centers around a special quilt called the Lakota Star quilt. Frankie Chasing Bear’s Lakota grandmother taught her how to quilt, and also about the history of this Lakota Star quilt and the importance of keeping the story of the quilt alive.

I really enjoyed this story, it was different from the others, a lot of the characters being Native Americans. Frankie’s move to Arizona was not what she really wanted, but she had to do what was best for her son. Linda Clare not only writes a wonderful story to read, the history throughout the book taught me a lot about the Lakota’s as well as the fear and uncertainty striking out on their own. Through Frankie’s character, I could feel her emotions and the difficult she had trusting others, especially Christians. When she meets Nick, her attitude started to slowly change, as Nick spent time showing her what real Christians are like. This is a heartwarming story that will stay with you for a while. This is my first book by this author, and I will be looking for more Linda Clare books in the future.

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55




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!




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