Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21‑year‑old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.
Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?
Robin Caroll is the author of 22 published novels. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of 20‑plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character‑filled pets at home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She gives back to the writing community by serving as conference director for ACFW. Her books have been named finalists in such contests as the Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year.
Find out more about Robin at http://www.robincaroll.com.
I am a huge fan of the Quilts of Love series and Hidden in the Stars is one of my faves! If you love edge of your sear suspense, you won’t want to miss this one.
I cannot imagine going through everything Sophia has been through, but it was easy to empathize with her from the beginning. So much has been taken away from her, it’s heart-wrenching to read. The complicated family dynamics play well into the story.
Julian struggles with his faith after losing his partner. I loved seeing two characters like Julian and Sophia come together…both broken, both need healing.
And of course as with all books in this series, there is a the quilt…this one may hold all of the answers for Julian and Sophia.
This story portrays the sacrifices we make for the ones we love, but it is also a wonderful reminder that it’s never too late to forgive. Something that really struck me throughout Sophia and Julian’s journey is that God can work all things (the good, the bad and even the ugly) together for our good and for His glory!
*****5/5 STARS- FANTASTIC; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****