Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quilts of Love: A Grand Design

About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

About the Book: A getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs---if only she can let go of her past.  When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives, she gives her carefree best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden treasures of the quaint island while helping Alyssa's grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the homes of many longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that are otherwise off limits to tourists.  As the quilt's story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into her grandmother's life . . . and attracts the attention of the handsome Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa's fractured heart---and bring healing to her entire family?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

About The Author:  Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. It seemed only natural to progress into writing down those stories and launching a career in publishing. So far, she has sold 14 books, contributed to 2 others, and have been published in a wide variety of magazines and online sites. Sandra Bishop, of MacGregor Literary, is her agent, and she's doing an amazing job partnering with Stockton. More books are on the horizon.  And now for all that other stuff...Amber married the love of her life in July 2007 and lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, their daughter and son, and their Aussie/retriever mix, Roxie.  Stockton firmly believes a good book can take you away from your present reality into a world you've never seen. With a passion for history (and a minor from college), her books take you back to the worlds that once were and give you a slice of life amidst the adventures and faith of her characters.  Some other tidbits: Amber Stockton was once the only living female Miller in her family; she is related to former President Woodrow Wilson through her great-grandfather's cousin; she has traveled to 41 of the 50 U.S. states and collects playing cards from all of her travels; and she once recorded a CD with a 100+ member choir.  She love to hear from her readers. Feel free to begin a discussion below or check out her other sites (;; and leave feedback there.

My Thoughts About The Book:  I have loved all the Quilts of Love series, but this one is my absolute favorite.  I have traveled to Mackinac Island, where the story takes place, and understand the draw that Alyssa feels for the island.  This story is one of those that once you begin reading it you feel as if you are one of the characters inside the pages of the story.  The descriptions were so vivid that I actually pulled out my pictures just to make sure she was accurate.  She was spot on.  Stockton is quite a character developer and I cannot wait to read some more of her books.  I could not put the book down and read it in one sitting.  This is a must read even if you have not read any of the other books in the series. 
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the Litfust Bloggers Program in exchange for an honest review.  The thoughts are entirely my own.  Thank you for this opportunity.

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