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About Prairie Song

The first step in a challenging journey is often the one that means the most. 
 
Though it means saying goodbye to the beloved friends and spiritual mentors of her St. Charles, Missouri quilting circle, Anna Goben is certain that she needs to enlist her family in the Boones Lick Company wagon train. The loss of her beloved brother in the Civil War has paralyzed her mother and grandfather in a malaise of grief and depression and Anna is convinced that only a fresh start in the Promised Land of California can bring her family back to her. Although the unknown perils of the trail west loom, Anna’s commitment to caring for her loved ones leaves no room for fear—or even loving someone new. 
 
During the five-month journey, trail hand Caleb Reger plans to keep a low profile as he watches over the band of travelers. Guarding secrets about his past and avoiding God’s calling on his life, Caleb wants to steer as far from Anna as she does him, but she proves to be just as he assessed her from the beginning— independent, beautiful trouble.
 
Led by a pillar of hope, the group faces rough terrain that begins to take a toll on their spirits. Will the wilderness of suffering lead them astray, or will the gentle song of love that echoes across the prairie turn their hearts toward God’s grace and the promise of a new home?

About Mona Hodgson

Over the last 25 years, Mona Hodgson’s publishing credits have grown to include nearly 30 children's books, contributions to more than ten books for adults, and four historical novels, including her debut, Two Brides Too Many in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Mona is a popular speaker for women's groups, schools, and educators’ and writers’ conferences. She lives in Arizona with her husband and has two daughters and several grandchildren.

Product Details

320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 6, 2013

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 44

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The first step in a challenging journey is often the one that means the most.

Click here to download chapter one of Prairie Song.

Though it means saying goodbye to the beloved friends and spiritual mentors of her St. Charles, Missouri quilting circle, Anna Goben is certain that she needs to enlist her family in the Boones Lick Company wagon train. The loss of her beloved brother in the Civil War has paralyzed her mother and grandfather in a malaise of grief and depression and Anna is convinced that only a fresh start in the Promised Land of California can bring her family back to her. Although the unknown perils of the trail west loom, Anna’s commitment to caring for her loved ones leaves no room for fear—or even loving someone new.

Click here to download chapter one of Prairie Song.

By Dana Lambert

Mona Hodgson has written a beautiful novel in Prairie Song, the first of the Hearts Seeking Home series.  Prairie Song tells the story of Anna Goben and leads the reader on a journey unlike any other.  A journey of hope, of love, of new beginnings.Anna Goben wishes to start anew.  She is tired of her daily life and her family's struggle.  She feels the need to join Boone's Lick Company Wagon Train and see what adventure lies ahead of...

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By Veronica Sternberg

I really enjoyed this story about a group of people heading west on a wagon train. Anna Goben has convinced her mother and grandfather to leave for a fresh start after the death of her brother in the Civil War. She's been taking care of them both as they remained stuck in their grief and hopes this will be just the thing to wake them up. If not, she doesn't know how she can ever leave them to their own devices and start a new life. She's...

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By Barb Klein

â??"Prairie Songâ?, written by Mona Hodgson, is Book 1 of the Heart Seeking Home Series. It is the story of the Booneâ??s Lick Company Wagon Train, which left from St. Charles, Missouri, to travel west with new settlers shortly after the Civil War. In particular, it is the story of Anna Goben, her mother and grandfather; and of Caroline Milburn, a young widow whose husband died in the war. Annaâ??s mother is an alcoholic and Anna thinks...

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By Alyssa Tillett

This first book in the series "Hearts Seeking Home", Mona Hodgson created another great read with this book Prairie Song. It picks up from her last series, and includes some of the same characters as they head west with a wagon train. As the characters travel west, you feel as if you are there with them experiencing all they are seeing and going through. Anna Goben wants change for her mother and grandfather and enlists them on a wagon...

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By darlene lozada

this is the first historical romance i have read. So it took me little longer to read this book just cause it has a lot of different character with things going on in each one. So i found that I at times had to go back and reread to check which character we were talking about. but it is a really good book. definitely recommend it. Left me wanting to more....

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