I have a really awesome book to share with you called A Sky Without Stars written by Linda S. Clark. This is a book from the Quilts of Love series.
In 1951, Frankie Chasing Bear is a Lakota caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she knows he will need to become as a white man to succeed. After his father’s killed in a barroom brawl, Harold and Frankie move to Arizona, where she begins a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn and prayed into it.
She distrusts Christians, as her own parents were forced to convert at an Indian School, until she meets BIA agent Nick Vandergriff, a half-Lakota who’s also caught between cultures. Nick must convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren’t all bad as he tries to win her heart in order to put the stars back into her sky.
I love reading stories about Native Americans because they are the true epitome of the real American culture and I sure do wish they had not been treated so unfairly all those years ago. I loved this particular story because it shows both sides of the conflict that they face and that it takes both sides changing in order for there to be true happiness for them.
It doesn't start off very well for Frankie and her son, Harold and she really gets lucky when she meets Nick. I love a good love story and although it takes some patience and time for Nick to wear down Frankie's resistance, he finally does and all three of them benefit from that.
It's a really good book to read and if you love romance type books, especially between the Indian cultures, then you will love this book!