Story Locale: St. Charles, MO, 1866
War widow Caroline Milburn arrives back in St Charles, Missouri not really wanting to return to her sister's home. Yet for a widow, there's not much else for her. She enjoys her friends in the quilting circle, but her heart longs to start over. Former Confederate officer, Garrett Cowlishaw, has captured her attention. Especially since he's leading a wagon train west. Caroline longs to be a part of the train heading west, but it seems impossible for a woman alone. Will she get her fresh start?
Ripples Along the Shore by Mona Hodgson is the third novella in the Quilted Hearts Series and I was happy to be able to read it since I enjoyed the others. What I did not like about the book was the way it seemed to end so abruptly, almost as if the romance was a "oh, I forgot to include this" write in job. It really left me with a bad taste for the whole book because of how fast it ended. The other thing I did not greatly enjoy about this book is that it cannot stand easily on its own. To really know the characters and the story for this book you needed the other 2 to support it.
Read Chapter 1 Here
Author Residence: Cottonwood, AZ