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A Grand Design
About the Book
On a dare, Alyssa Denham enters a contest to win a free honeymoon trip to Mackinac Island. It sounds like a fantastic trip, especially since her grandmother lives there and she has many memories of summering there while growing up. The only problem is that she’s single, with no wedding in site. Much to her surprise, Alyssa wins the contest and invites a friend to join her for a relaxing trip full of strolling and shopping. While on the trip, Alyssa’s grandmother sends the women on a quest to collect quilt squares from various residents of the island, giving them a glimpse into the parts of island life that most visitors never see.
As the women collect the squares, Alyssa learns a lot about her grandmother’s past and also catches the eye of island resident, Scott Whitman. As she begins to fall for Scott, Alyssa must deal with memories of her last trip to the island over a decade ago, memories that make it hard for her to trust any man.
This is another great book from the Quilts of Love series, the story told is an amazing story of love, forgiveness and grace.
I’ve always wanted to travel to Mackinac Island, to witness the past meet the present in a beautiful setting. Amber Stockton made me feel like I was right there traipsing the island with Alyssa. The way she described the settings and crafted the character interactions had me lost in the story, as if I were traveling the island via carriage with them collecting quilt squares. I enjoyed following the twists and turns of the story, even if I wanted to smack some sense into some of the characters at times. 🙂
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.