Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Grand Design

Quilts of Love A Grand Design Amber Stockton

Book Info and Review
About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. TheQuilts 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?

My thoughts: A GRAND DESIGN is the most recent release in the Quilts of Love series. These may be a series tied together by quilts, but the characters, settings, and time periods are totally separate. 

A GRAND DESIGN is set in my beautiful home state of Michigan, at one of the ultimate tourist destinations, Mackinac Island. I enjoyed this written tour of the island as well as getting to know two modern day characters as they navigate the rocky beach on the way to true love. 

If you love contemporary romance, you want want to miss A GRAND DESIGN. I am a huge fan of contemporary romances, and this one is awesome. Realistic characters you can't help but care for, a grandmother with hurts of her own, two sets of friends who are as different as can be, and a dream-worthy hero. I haven't read any of Ms. Stockton's books before now, but this has to be easily one of the top ten Quilts of Love books I've read. Don't miss A GRAND DESIGN. 

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

About the Author: 

Amber Stockton is an award-winning author, a national speaker, and a direct-sales brand partner with Nerium International. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader's choice awards.

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1 comment:

Judy said...

Another great review Laura! Another book added to my wish list!

Judy B