Wednesday, September 3, 2014

# A Grand Design # Amber Stockton

Book Review: A Grand Design

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?

How could I resist a book about my home state? I couldn't. Plus, I've had an admiration for quilts and the people who make them for years. It's a skill far outside my comfort zone. I'm not going to beat around the proverbial bush here. I loved this book. If I had one complaint, it was how far the mystery of what happened to Alyssa as a teenager went. It really wasn't clear. Other than that, it was a wonderful read that left me eager to read the other books in this series. Who knows...maybe I'll learn to quilt before I'm done!


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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