A Grand Design by Amber Stockton – Review & Giveaway

22725371 A Grand Design was a very sweet story. The description of Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel were so beautiful and it did make me feel like I was right there.

The romance between Scott and Alyssa was sweet. Alyssa had some big fears weighing her down from the past and Scott was so understanding and kind toward her. I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop. I did wonder about Scott’s past relationship that had gone wrong. I felt that it was mentioned a couple of times, but then the details were never really explained. It would have been interesting to hear more about that.

Overall, this was a fun, lighthearted read. I liked all of the main characters and the storyline was interesting. Since it is a Quilts of Love story, there is a quilt that is pieced together as part of the storyline. The author allows us to see more of the island and hear some of its history through the collection of the quilt squares. (4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

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?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

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.

Connect with Amber: website, Facebook, Twitter

Also, check out more info about the blog tour for A Grand Design at http://litfusegroup.com/author/astockton.

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One winner will receive:
•A Kindle HDX
•A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
•Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll

Enter today by clicking below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 16th. Winner will be announced at the “Fall into Fall” Facebook party with Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to A Grand Design by Amber Stockton – Review & Giveaway

  1. I’ve heard so much about Mackinac Island lately. I sure would like to visit but it’s so far from where I live in Alabama. I’ve got the fudge recipe and love it! Publix also has an ice cream called Mackinac Island fudge! It’s yummy.

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