Friday, September 5, 2014

A Grand Design Book Review

If you have been reading the Quilts of Love series, then you will love this newest addition, A Grand Design written by Amber Stockton.
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?
This is another great love story that of course has some very complicated problems from Alyssa's past that she must overcome. This trip is a way for her to regroup and hopefully put it all behind her.

Unfortunately, her abusive ex-boyfriend finds her again and tries his same old tactics but Alyssa has a savoir this time around and things don't go quite the way that the abuser thinks it will go. And will Alyssa finally admit that her new friend just might be a keeper?

The quilt might have been the excuse her grandmother gave in getting Alyssa to the island in the first place, but it ends up being a lasting memory of love in the end.

Happy Reading!