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The Quilted Heart Omnibus Like a beautiful patchwork quilt the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God s unending grace Once a week Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charl

  • Title: The Quilted Heart Omnibus
  • Author: Mona Hodgson
  • ISBN: 9780307731142
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God s unending grace Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St Charles, Missouri The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to theLike a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God s unending grace Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St Charles, Missouri The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer Can the tattered pieces of their hearts be stitched together by God s grace Dandelions on the WindWhen 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, and she feels compelled to find another job Are her choices in obedience to God, or is she running from His plan Bending Toward the SunDedicated to her education and to helping her father in his general store, Emilie Heinrich is convinced she doesn t have time for love But when a childhood friend returns to St Charles, Missouri, after serving in the Civil War, his smile and charm captures Emilie s eye and her heart Will she be forced to choose between honoring her father and a future with a husband and family of her own Ripples Along the ShoreChange is brewing in St Charles A group of brave souls are preparing to head west on the Boone s Lick Wagon Train, led by the mysterious and handsome Garrett Cowlishaw, who served as a Confederate soldier in the war that killed Caroline s husband Despite her dislike for him, Caroline is tempted to join the wagon train and start fresh somewhere new, but when Mr Cowlishaw forbids her a single woman to travel with them, will one man s prejudice destroy Caroline s hope for a new future Or will the ripples of God s love bring the answer she needs See at waterbrookmultnomah catalo

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    1. Miranda A. Uyeh on said:

      I found this book to be quite engaging, start to finish. Mona writes in a style that is soft and subtle. Her characters are bright, forthcoming and easy to relate to. Her writing skill is crisp, clear and hits right on its mark.I love that this story is full of faith and hope. It mirrors clearly the uncertainties of life, but also a God who is in control.Maren is a strong young woman who wouldn’t let her disability get in the way of what needs to be done. Her faith is profound and she has a he [...]

    2. Chris Buob on said:

      As I read Mona Hodgson’s “Quilted Heat” a 3 in 1 novella, I was filled with joy. It is a story of families reunited after the Civil War. Now it is time about thinking about joining a wagon train and heading west. Will all of the Ladies Quilting Circle go or will some stay behind? The Ladies Quilting Circle meets once a week for quilting and fellowship. Mrs. Brantenberg, the leader of the circle, likes to compare our life and walk with God to quilts and quilt patterns. “Life is much like [...]

    3. Elizabeth on said:

      The Quilted HeartThree Novellas in OneAuthor: Mona HodgsonI really loved The Quilted Heart that has three novellas in one. Mona Hodgson has done an excellent job of going from one to the other and you will not miss out on anything.You will love Elsa Brantenberg she is a very loved and wise lady. She and the other ladies in Saint Charles quilting circle gets together once a week at her farmhouse on the riverside town of Saint Charles, Missouri and work on their quilts and pray for one another. Be [...]

    4. Lynne Young on said:

      Wow - 3 books in one! I really enjoyed getting to know the ladies in these books. Each one has her own distinct style and personality but they blend so well together. Each novella leads into the next one and at the end it all leads into the continuing series. I cannot wait to read more of this westward migration adventure. I am sure Maren, Emilie, and Caroline will give us, and the trail boss, many moments of excitement. Maren and Emilie are both married but Caroline is a widow with eyes for onl [...]

    5. Shannah Mauney on said:

      These women touched my heart tremendously. I only wish this wasn't a collection of novellas! I would have loved to delve into each of their lives just a little bit more. Overall, this was a delightful collection of stories about being transformed. Just as these ladies learn from one another during their quilting circle, so we should learn: "A quilted heart is a transformed heart." View my full review here.

    6. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) on said:

      ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*About “Dandelions on the Wind” by Mona Hodgson, the first book in this collection.“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-w [...]

    7. ASC Book Reviews on said:

      A Lovely Collection. I had wanted to read these stories when they first came out separately, but never got the opportunity. So I was very happy when I got the chance to read them all in one! The first story Dandelions on the Wind is great! I love the characters especially the three main ladies Mrs. Brantenberg, Maren, and Gabi! The whole concept of this first story is a great one as these people try to pick up their lives and move on after the Civil War. Showing how God provides in ways we never [...]

    8. Victor Gentile on said:

      Mona Hodgson in her new book, “The Quilted Heart” published by WaterBrook Press gives us Three Novellas in One.From the back cover: Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God’s unending grace. Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache r [...]

    9. Beverly on said:

      Mona Hodgson writes a heartwarming tale where community means giving each other a helping hand when needed. The setting for this book is a small town in Missouri just a few months after the end of the Civil War. Nearly every family in the area was touched by the war in some way. Some had lost family members; some had family return either wounded physically or emotionally. Maren Jensen had been a mail order bride, traveling from Denmark, who had been rejected once she arrived in America. Her eyes [...]

    10. Shalini Ayre on said:

      The Quilted Heart : Three Novellas in One - Mona HodgsonElsa Brantenberg hosts a quilting circle in a riverside town on the outskirts of the town St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies that attend have experienced some form of heartache relating to the Civil War. Together they offer prayers and friendship as they each contemplate God's plan for them.Dandelions on the WindMaren Johnson took a job on Mrs. Brantenberg's farm not expecting to call it home. Working on the farm and looking after both Elsa' [...]

    11. Lynda Edwards on said:

      In this collection of three novellas by Mona Hodgson, we are introduced to a diverse group of women whose faith in God and enjoyment of quilting bind them together. The story begins in St. Charles, Missouri in 1865. I say story, despite there being three novellas included in this collection, because common themes and storylines inhabit each vignette, but each section gives us the continuing story from a different perspective. Each novella can be read separately, but the story makes more sense in [...]

    12. Deborah on said:

      Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God’s unending grace. Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer. [...]

    13. Grace on said:

      Maren Jensen has no choice but to live alongside a widow and her young grandchild in St. Charles, Missouri. This kind but stern older woman has given her food and a home. Maren is grateful, but lonely. She longs for Denmark where her family resides. Maren’s dwindling eyesight makes work difficult, and she’s determined to change her fate. Life turns a corner though, when Mrs. Brantenburg’s lost son-in-law returns from the Civil War looking for a new beginning. His appearance shakes up both [...]

    14. Brittany on said:

      The Quilted Heart is a collection of three novellas: Dandelions on the Wind, Bending Toward the Sun and Ripples Along the Shore. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the full-length novel, Prairie Song, last year, I was really excited to read these three introductory stories. I was not left disappointed. These three smaller stories are a great lead-in to the larger book.In Dandelions on the Wind, my very favorite story of the three, Maren Jensen has a choice to make. She has failing eyesight and t [...]

    15. Barb Klein on said:

      "The Quilted Heart" by Mona Hodgson is a collection of three novellas in one printed book. I read and reviewed “Prairie Song” and loved it. The publisher, Waterbrook, asked me to read and review this collection and I agreed. I was sent a free print copy of this book from Waterbrook and NightOwlReviews in return for my honest review.I enjoyed this collection very much. I have family who live in the St. Charles, Missouri area and I always enjoy reading about areas of interest to my family. The [...]

    16. Bethany on said:

      Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God’s unending grace.Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer. C [...]

    17. Gayle Pace on said:

      MY VIEWSETTING: SMALL TOWN IN MISSOURIThe author wrote three wonderful stories that blended together perfectly. The three stories are also marketed as single but being able to read the three stories in one continuous read was lovely. Ms. Hodgson moved the story from one to another, never skipping a beat. The words flowed smoothly as did the plots. You got to know the women of the stories and their own personalities. After you read the first story, the second one blends in from the first and same [...]

    18. Rhonda on said:

      MY REVIEW of Book One, Dandelions on the Wind: "Clutching her cloth doll, Gabi looked at her. 'My PaPa came back.'" This story is told with gut-wrenching honesty given to the feelings of the characters. It is not difficult to imagine the emotional pain and physical hardship it created for a grieving mother-in-law and young daughter for the father to walk away and leave his newborn infant. Can they accept him back into the fold and welcome him home? Wooly is hoping and praying that they can do ju [...]

    19. Sarah on said:

      Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for mild romanceBest for Ages: 15 and upI seem to be trying a lot of new authors this year. This novella collection is my first book by Mona Hodgson. I have seen her books around, and I was glad to finally get a chance to finally read not just one, but three of her stories.There was one thing that I felt detracted from the stories. Often in the short pages of the novella, we would break from the main story and have a chapter about someone else. This was irritating [...]

    20. Edie on said:

      I am quickly deciding that novellas aren't my thing. They leave me longing for so much more of the story (when they are well written) and sometimes they just feel rushed. Mona Hodgson has such a lovely style with her writing. She has a wonderful way of opening up each character as the story moves along. In The Quilted Heart Omnibus, she has woven together 3 novellas of ladies that have come together in a quilting circle. The first novella, Dandelions on the Wind gives us the story of Maren. Mare [...]

    21. Jennifer McClelland on said:

      Posted at Book Hoarder ReviewsThis was the first time in a long time that I've read a book that had separate novellas in it. I was a little concerned about how they would all fit together, but I enjoyed this book a lot.As my readers know I have always had a huge love for historical fiction. Historical Christian fiction is fast becoming one of my favorite genre's and this book delivers. Of the three stories I probably related to Bending Toward the Sun. I've never had to make a choice like the one [...]

    22. Carolyn on said:

      I received a free copy from the author in a 'Firstreads' giveaway.This book, as indicated by the title, is a collection of 3 novellas.They are 3 sweet stories about redemption, growth and healing after the Civil War. They also set the stage and introduce some of the characters for the Heart's Seeking Home series.Please note: I gave this 4 stars, not because of a lack in the stories themselves, but rather, it is hard for any short story to achieve 5 stars because its length keeps it from being f [...]

    23. Jane on said:

      The Quilted Heart Omnibus is an anthology where one story blends to another as the ladies of the St. Charles Quilting Circle come together in faith to make quilts but more importantly to find fellowship in the period just following the Civil War when so many were facing the loss of loved ones.Dandelions on the Wind is the Christian love story that develops between Maren Jensen, a girl from Denmark and Rutherford Wainwright, known as Wooly. She is suffering from the slow loss of her sight and whe [...]

    24. Jennifer on said:

      This was the first time in a long time that I’ve read a book that had separate novellas in it. I was a little concerned about how they would all fit together, but I enjoyed this book a lot.As my readers know I have always had a huge love for historical fiction. Historical Christian fiction is fast becoming one of my favorite genre’s and this book delivers. Of the three stories I probably related to Bending Toward the Sun. I’ve never had to make a choice like the one Emilie had to make, but [...]

    25. Tima on said:

      Dandelions on the Wind - I've already reviewed this book as a single, so I'll just make a couple of comments here. This book while sweet, it didn't really grab my attention. I felt it could have been more developed had it been made into a full length novel.Bending Toward the Sun - Emilie's father thinks that she needs to get a better education and marry someone befitting her status. But Emilie suddenly finds herself interested in an Irish man named Quaid. Will her father's opposition ruin her ch [...]

    26. Hallie Szott on said:

      “A quilted heart is a transformed heart.”In 1865, with the Civil War now at an end, the residents of Saint Charles, Missouri – each with their own war-inflicted heartache – must find a way to move forward and embrace what their future holds. With her share of heartbreaking loss, Elsa Brantenberg opens her farmhouse on the outskirts of town to host a weekly quilting circle. As ladies flock to the Brantenberg farm each week, they bring the pain of their unique, yet communally understood ha [...]

    27. Sheila on said:

      Mona Hodgson’s The Quilted Heart tells the story of a group of women in Saint Charles Missouri, soon after the end of the Civil War. Pioneers are moving West, soldiers are coming home or else their effects are returned after their deaths, and brave souls still cross the seas from Europe in search of a new life.The women of these three tales represent quite different parts of society, but their lives intertwine around a quilting circle and faith in God. Old Mrs. Brantenberg runs the quilters, s [...]

    28. Brittany on said:

      While I am not usually a fan of novellas or books with too romantic a plot, I did enjoy this book. The author has a really good way with words that made this book very enjoyable to read. I also enjoyed the historical context and the stress that was placed on honoring God and your parents.The Quilted Heart Omnibus is a collection of three novellas that are set in the tumultuous years following the Civil War. In "Dandelions in the Wind", Maren Jensen is a young mail-order bride whose husband to be [...]

    29. Cindy Navarro on said:

      This is a quick read, but novellas can have a bit of a rushed feeling to them in order to get as much of a story into the shortened work as possible. That means that sometimes there is an abrupt change of feelings within characters that does not seem quite natural. To go with the sewing theme, some of the seams did not quite fit as well when segued into the next storyline. There was nothing glaring, but a few times I did wonder how a character reached the point they did with their feelings.The c [...]

    30. Diana Montgomery on said:

      The Quilted HeartBy: Mona HodgsonIf you have read Prairie Song you are going to love Quilted Heart. Takes place back in time following the civil War. Story of 3 different women and the things that each went through. Maren, Caroline and Emilie all have unique story to tell of their travels west. I liked how the book had a separate novella for each lady. But each one lead right into the next. I really loved all the characters. Stories of love and faith. I really like how Mona puts the spiritual in [...]

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