Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dandelions on the Wind: The Quilted Heart Novella One [Kindle Edition] by Mona Hogdson

Book Description:  Tattered relationships and broken hearts, like a quilt, can be pieced together by God’s love.
When Maren Jensen took a job on Elsa Brantenberg’s St. Charles, Missouri farm, she never expected to call the place her home. As she grows to love Mrs. Brantenberg and her granddaughter, Gabi, Maren is transformed from a lonely mail-order bride-without-a-groom to a beloved member of the Brantenberg household.  But when Gabi’s father, Rutherford “Wooly” Wainwright, returns to the farm unexpectedly, everything changes for Maren. Despite the failing eyesight that caused her suitor to reject her, she can see that Wooly desperately needs to reconnect with the family he abandoned when his grief sent him running toward the army—and into the Civil War. She also senses there could be something more between the widower and herself, if either can move beyond their past hurts.     Comforted and counseled by the wisdom of the women in her beloved quilting circle, Maren begins to discover the cost such decisions demand of her heart. Are her choices in obedience to God, or is she running from His plan? Is it too late for love to be stitched into the fabric of her life?

My Thoughts:  Dandelions on the Wind by Mona Hodgson takes place right after the Civil War a time of unrest and uncertainty for a nation that has seen a lot of tatters and pieces torn a part, somewhat like a quilt.
Maren Jensen is a beautiful young woman who has failing eyesight and is rejected by the groom she thinks she will marry.  She is blessed with a job with Elsa and Gabi helping/taking care of the farm.
When Gabi's father comes home from the war, he is uncertain if he and Gabi can relate.  After all he did run away.
Like the pieces of a tattered old quilt that is transformed so are the lives of those who trust in God.
A well written short story of faith, hope and love!
*This ebook was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*
  • File Size: 1215 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (February 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English

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