Prairie Song…by Mona Hodgson

Prairie Song…by Mona Hodgson


About This Book

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?

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Anna has lost so many people in her family that she decides to join Boone’s Lick Company Wagon Train and travel west to start a new life. Before the train is to leave, Anna is to marry Boney, a childhood friend. The trouble is, she doesn’t love Bony but she feels she has to because she promised. But the way things worked out, they didn’t get married, causing an interesting and difficult situation at times.


I enjoyed the journey of Anna and her friends as they traveled cross county. I’ve always enjoy reading about Wagon Train journeys, so this one was another special one for me to read. If you have read The Quilted Heart Series from Mona Hodgson, you will recognize a lot of the same characters in this book, so that makes it more interesting for me, because I enjoyed reading more about these believable and realistic characters. The journey was heartwarming, even through the difficulties. If you enjoy historical fiction, this book will be a great for you!


I received this book from the publisher Waterbrook through their Blogging For Books review program to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.




Meet Mona Hodgson

Married forty years to her leading man, Mona from Arizona lives in the Southwest where trees have arms instead of branches, rock yards replace lawns, and salsa takes the place of ketchup. When Mona isn’t writing or speaking at a women’s event, she’s playing Wii games with her Arizona grandson, spending time with her mom, picnicking, www.randomhouse11chatting on Skype with her grandchildren in Africa.

Mona is a speaker for women’s groups, Christian women’s retreats, book clubs and reading groups, schools, and conferences for writers and librarians. She holds professional memberships in American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Women Writing the West, Christian Author Network (CAN), and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).


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