Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: A Grand Design by Amber Stockton #50Bookpledge

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?

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.

Review of the Book: 

We never realize how much our past has a direct link to how we will behave in our future.  Many times we believe that if we move or try to forget about it that the pain itself will go away.  A GRAND DESIGN reminds the readers that this is not the case.  It is important to face our pat so that it can not ruin our future.  I enjoyed the friendship between Alyssa and her best friend and her grandmother seemed like such an inspirational lady.  It was nice to see women that are completely opposite in many aspects, but through it all they were there for each other and lifting one another up.

  A Grand Design was an easy read and not overwhelming at all in regards to book length.  Though the book did deal with mature subject manner it was not a book I would be worried about my children picking up.  The author told a story and kept it entertaining along the way without having to use any shock factors.  I found this made the characters seem more "real" and they could have been anyone I know.  Overall I really enjoyed the story and it actually made me a little envious that I do not have a home made quilt that has a story to tell!

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Celebrate August’s release by entering to win a Kindle from Quilts of Love and RSVPing for the "Fall into Fall" Facebook author chat party.

Quilts of Love Kindle HDX Giveaway, Amber Stockton, A Grand Design

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 16th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog. Plus make sure you RSVP to the October 7th author chat party with Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on October 7th!



Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied  for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.

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