Once again I fell victim to the "I know that author, but what did she write?" I've read several historical fiction/romances from Mona Hodgson but couldn't remember what when I chose Prairie Song. Unfortunately I did remember when I began to read and realized that I didn't particularly like the others either.
Back in the summer I read and reviewed a novella from Mona Hodgson- Ripples Along the Shore. It was the beginning of a series to come about women from a quilting circle who are heading west with a wagon train. Prairie Song turned out to be book one from that series.
In this book, a complete novel, the group sets out west. There are two story lines featured most prominently- the relationship between Caroline (one of the main characters in the novella) and the captain of the wagon train and the relationship between Anna (another member of the quilting circle) and Caleb, a member of the wagon train crew.
As with the other Hodgson books I've read, I had a hard time connecting with the characters in this read. I don't like having multiple main story lines because I feel as if neither one can really be developed. There are also times that the events in the story just don't seem flow well and the read feels choppy.
It's a simple, quick read and a historical Christian romance which is a pretty popular genre. If you're a fan of the genre and want something quick and easy to read, you might pick it up. I won't be looking out for the rest of the series.
I give this one a G rating for content and 3 stars for enjoyment.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.