Monday, March 11, 2013

Book Review - "Dandelions on the Wind"

I loved Mona Hodgson's Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series and
I am falling in love with her new Quilted Heart series as well!  "Dandelions on the Wind" is novella 1 in Hodgson's The Quilted Heart series and tells Maren's story.  Maren is a mail-order bride to America; however she finds herself without her groom and wants to return home.  When this does not work out for Maren, she finds herself living on a farm with a woman and her young granddaughter.  As time passes, Maren finds herself intertwined in their lives and she is not willing to just up and leave and return home.  Also, Maren's sight is getting worse and she is struggling to be at peace about this.  When Wooly returns home after being gone in the war to reconnect with his daughter, Maren finds herself drawn to him as well, but also finds a reason she may return home.  However, where will Maren truly call home home and find love and peace?

This was a quick read, but although it was short, it was not lacking at all in terms of the story and character development!  Maren is such a strong character and I liked her immediately.  I liked Gabi and Mrs. Brantenberg right away as well and love the roles that she and her quilting played in the story and to help Maren.  I am looking forward to reading the the other novellas in this series!

*Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing company for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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