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7.06.2013

Dandelions on the Wind ~ Review

Dandelions on the Wind
The Quilted Heart - Novella One
By Mona Hodgson

Saint Charles, Missouri in 1865 is trying to recover from the loses it experienced in the War Between the States.  It is in this town that Maren Jensen finds herself after the man that she thought she would marry deserts her.  What follows is a story of hope and healing as Maren, Mrs. Bratenberg, and Gabi (Mrs. Bratenberg's four year old granddaughter) adjust to the return of Rutherford "Wooly" Wainwright (Gabi's long absent father).

Gabi is overjoyed at meeting her father.  Mrs. Bratenberg is understandably wary of the man who deserted them at the death of his wife.  Maren views Wooly's return as an answer from God, allowing her to seek work so that she might save for her return to Denmark.

But as the four work together to bring in the harvest they are all drawn closer and Maren and Wooly may have a chance to heal their broken hearts.

Dandelions in the Wind is a sweet story that will take you on a short trip into America's past.  Perfect for a summer afternoon read or as a early evening wind down.  Mona Hodgson has created yet another world you'll want to revisit in (hopefully) successive novellas!  At right at 100 pages this is an easy read with enjoyably likeable characters!

I was provided a copy of this book in digital format from the publisher WaterBrook Multnomah/Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.