Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher to review. But as always, all opinions expressed here are 100 % my own, or those of my guest reviewer.
I have a treat for you today. I asked fellow quilter, Cindy, to read A Grand Design and to share her thoughts about it with Craft Gossip readers. She quilts with the group, Kingdom Quilters, located in central Arkansas. She is a prolific quilter and reader, and like so many quilters, gives many away to charities.
Review: A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
This is a light, quick read for the weekend reader, for a plane ride or a vacation on the beach. It is a book that can be read by teenagers and adults alike, contains a few life lessons and makes you dream of a more innocent time. The main characters do come across as young teenagers at times, instead of young people moving into their 30s; however, the message shared crosses generations. The focus was on Alyssa and her return to her childhood vacation place and finding peace with events that took place in her past. The author was able to describe Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel is detail, allowing me to see myself on the veranda, riding in the horse-drawn carriage and walking on the beach feeling the sand squish between my toes. I picked up on a second storyline where Alyssa’s grandmother was a part of a quilting group when she was a young woman. Little tidbits of information about the relationships of the other women in the group left me trying to figure out why the group disbanded. Maybe a sequel is coming?
Thanks Cindy for another great review.
Giveaway: Enter to win a copy of this book
The publishers have generously given me a copy of the book, A Grand Design, to give away to a lucky Craft Gossip reader. To get a chance to win a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post and tell me you want a chance to win. That’s it.
Contest ends November 10, 2014. Only US and Canadian entrants are eligible due to shipping costs.