Ripples Along the Shore

The Quilted Heart Novella Three

by Mona Hodgson

Can a War Widow Escape Her Grief—and Find God’s Promise—on a Wagon Train West?
When Caroline Milburn steps off the boat and back into her hometown of St. Charles, MO, part of her wishes she could step right back on board and sail away. St. Charles, though home to her beloved friends and quilting circle, hasn’t felt like home since the death of her husband. And living with her sister, Jewell’s family hasn’t provided much balm for her grieving heart. Caroline knows something needs to change—but for now she’s stuck sharing her sister’s home, and enduring the anger and bitterness of her brother-in-law.
But change is brewing in St. Charles. A group of brave souls are preparing to head west on the Boones Lick Wagon Train, led by the mysterious and handsome Garrett Cowlishaw. Despite her dislike for Mr. Cowlishaw, who served as a Confederate soldier in the war that killed her husband, Caroline is tempted to join the wagon train and start fresh somewhere new.
When the lovely young widow makes her intentions to travel west known, Garrett 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?

Recent Reviews

Ripples Along the Shore by Mona Hodgson

Abbi Hart

3 Stars

It's hard to write this review since I'm still kinda confused. I've been enjoying these novellas a lot and I was really looking forward to this one, so once I got it I excitedly jumped in. The characters were great and it was interesting…

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Ripples Along The Shore

k p

3 Stars

Ripples Along The Shore by Mona Hodgson tells the story of Caroline Milburn. Caroline is a widow, after her husband died in the Civil War. Following the death of her aunt, she returns to her hometown of St. Charles, Missouri…

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"Ripples" Hardly Made a Sprlash

Laura Mortimer

3 Stars

Mona Hodgson's third novella, "Ripples Along the Shore," was hard as a stand-alone read. It was short, but didn't move quickly enough in some places and on other pages weeks passed effortlessly. I would have preferred a longer book with…

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Book Review - "Ripples Along the Shore"

Kristie Ingerto

4 Stars

"Ripples Along the Shore" is book 3 in Mona Hodgson's Quilted Heart Novella series. Caroline has returned to her hometown after losing her husband during the war. Caroline is stuck with living with her sister and brother-in-law, and…

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Loved It

Carol Edwards

5 Stars

A nice preview to the upcoming full length book. This is a third in a set of novellas for her upcoming book and really serves to give you a taste of what is to come and wanting to know how things will turn out. After learning that her…

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