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Ripples Along the Shore

The Quilted Heart Novella Three

Mona Hodgson

Category: Fiction

Part of the The Quilted Heart Series

About Ripples Along the Shore

Can a War Widow Escape Her Grief—and Find God’s Promise—on a Wagon Train West?
 
When Caroline Milburn steps off the boat and back into her hometown of St. Charles, MO, part of her wishes she could step right back on board and sail away. St. Charles, though home to her beloved friends and quilting circle, hasn’t felt like home since the death of her husband. And living with her sister, Jewell’s family hasn’t provided much balm for her grieving heart. Caroline knows something needs to change—but for now she’s stuck sharing her sister’s home, and enduring the anger and bitterness of her brother-in-law.
 
But change is brewing in St. Charles. A group of brave souls are preparing to head west on the Boones Lick Wagon Train, led by the mysterious and handsome Garrett Cowlishaw. Despite her dislike for Mr. Cowlishaw, who served as a Confederate soldier in the war that killed her husband, Caroline is tempted to join the wagon train and start fresh somewhere new.
 
When the lovely young widow makes her intentions to travel west known, Garrett Cowlishaw forbids her—a single woman—to travel with them. Will one man’s prejudice destroy Caroline’s hope for a new future? Or will the ripples of God’s love bring the answer she needs?

About Mona Hodgson

Over the last twenty-five years, Mona Hodgson’s publishing credits have grown to include nearly thirty 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

128 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 21, 2013

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Can a War Widow Escape Her Grief—and Find God’s Promise—on a Wagon Train West?

Click here to download chapter one of Ripples Along the Shore.

When Caroline Milburn steps off the boat and back into her hometown of St. Charles, MO, part of her wishes she could step right back on board and sail away. St. Charles, though home to her beloved friends and quilting circle, hasn’t felt like home since the death of her husband. And living with her sister, Jewell’s family hasn’t provided much balm for her grieving heart. Caroline knows something needs to change—but for now she’s stuck sharing her sister’s home, and enduring the anger and bitterness of her brother-in-law.

Click here to download chapter one of Ripples Along the Shore.

By Elsie Hilton

If you love historical fiction, good love stories and excellent storytelling - this series is for you. This is the 3rd and final book in the Quilted Hearts Series by Mona Hodgson and I loved all three of them. These three short novellas (this one is only 128 pages) follow the lives of several women who live in a small German town in Missouri in a post-Civil War America. Saint Charles is a bustling town where people are trying to rebuild their...

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By Kaylee Smith

(Summary and My Rating) for "Ripples Along the Shore" by Mona Hodgson BOOK SUMMARY: "Can a War Widow Escape Her Grief--and Find God's Promise--on a Wagon Train West? When Caroline Milburn steps off the boat and back into her hometown of St. Charles, MO, part of her wishes she could step right back on board and sail away. St. Charles, though home to her beloved friends and quilting circle, hasn't felt like home since the death of her...

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By Jessica Grimes

Ripples Along the Shore written by Mona Hodgson is the third installment of her series The Quilted Heart. This novella continues the story of Mrs. Bratenberg's quilting group and the ladies within it. The reader is given updates of Emilie Heinrich and Quaid McFarland featured in the second novella and other characters as well. This third novella; however, focuses more on Caroline Milburn who learns that her husband has died in the Civil...

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By Sandi Miller

This review will be a little different. I'm going to review 2 books at one time. I recently reviewed Mona Hodgsons' book Dandelions on the Wind: The Quilted Heart series. I really enjoyed the novella and had the opportunity to review the third one in the series but I didn't want to skip the 2nd one. I purchased Bending Toward the Sun from Amazon and then received Ripples Along the Shore to review from the publisher. I really enjoyed these...

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By dawn miller

In book three of Mona Hodgson's `The Quilted Heart Series,we meet Caroline Milburn, a widow who's husband had gone missing after the war. Upon receiving news of her husband's death, Caroline finds herself settling into life as a young widow. Caroline steps off a boat, back into Saint Charles, wondering if she could ever call this place home. A widow, living with her sister Jewell and her family, Caroline suddenly feels the pressures of no...

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