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A Sky Without Stars

By: Linda S. Clare
Narrated by: Linda Henning
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Frankie Chasing Bear is caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she knows he will need to learn the white man's ways to succeed. After the untimely death of her husband, Frankie joins the US 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 Vandergriff, 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?

©2014 Linda S. Clare (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Great story of love & forgiveness

I appreciate the author’s story about Native Americans in the backdrop of AZ. Characters are developed well in the story and shed light on the huge challenges they have faced. Faith is skillfully woven into the narrative, as well as romance that has you cheering at the end.
Recommend this author, and this audiobook.

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Sweet Contemporary Romance

This is an odd story in that it's so foreign to me. It's set in modern times between Native Americans and Americans. While is claims to be a Christian story, the Natives have a blend of Christianity that seems to believe the Ancestors give them insight and answer prayers. it's very confusing.
Outside that aspect, it was an interesting story. I appreciate the forgiveness near the end, and her acceptance of faith in the One True God.
The narration was very good!

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stand alone but also included

This is actually a part of a series of great novels that actually keeps you immersed in what's going on next for these characters. Only downfall, not long enough, I love extremely lengthy stories personally, but, it does continue with more characters in other segments and a wonderful read.

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Enjoyable

Another lovely story in this series. I must admit I get very frustrated with racism and cannot understand why another person would treat a person differently because of race and how that person on the receiving end worry’s constantly about their treatment. A great story I hope you enjoy it