Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Prairie Song (Hearts Seeking Home Book 1) by Mona Hodgson

This was a sweet and quick read for me. The story flowed well and the characters were genuine. I love when I get to review a book from a Missouri writer. Especially St. Charles where I grew up! Just awesome! 

"Prairie Song" is perfect read for a summer evening. Anna Goben is such a sweet character. She is filled with grace and has such a peaceful spirit about her. The relationship she has with her mother makes a big impact on the woman she is becoming. She has lost her brother and her heart is forever missing him. The Civil War has left it's scars on those who are now going west. 

Unexpected love occurs in God's perfect timing. Although the journey is long, this is where Anna is challenged in many ways, including her faith. Faith is a continual journey. 

What I enjoyed about this read is the strength that Anna drew from the Lord to love and to forgive. In the beginning of the story she is to wed, but as her mother is calling her to walk down the aisle, Anna's heart is saying no. Over and over again we see her struggle in the relationship with her mother. Anna didn't think her mother loved her. Anna's heart was searching for love and acceptance. She finds this in her journey through the prairie. God always gives unexpected blessings just when we need them. This is a story about hope and the renewing spirit of grace God continues to give to those who seek Him first. 

This book will be released on August 6, 2013

This Book was a gift from WaterBrook Press for sharing my review. 

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 inThe 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.


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