Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book Review: Dandelions on the Wind: The Quilted Heart

Dandelions on the Wind: The Quilted Heart Novella One   by Mona Hodgson
I wanted to read this book because it's about quilting and I love the 1860's. I do knit for a settlement within 2 hours of my house.
The fact that Maren is blind really hits home for me as well.
Gabi is the little girl whose mother died giving birth to her. She lives with her grandmother and Maren cares for her and the crops and farm animals.
Now her Papa is home-Wooly and he has hair like hers.
Maren especially likes Thursday-quilting day with others. Loved hearing of all the different charity quilts they each will work on... She was to be a mail order bride but when her intended found out she was going blind, he didn't want her.
Now that Wooly was back, if he took over the chores she could return home to Denmark.
Loved learning about the zither!
Love how the book got it's title and it's explained how she feels with the expression...Harvest time where everybody helps one anouther out.
Love glossary of words at the end to guide you along the ay.
Passages from the Bible are quoted according to events happening at the time..
Surprised at the ending and it's to continue in other books in this series.
I received this book from Edelweiss by Random House, Watermark and Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

I have read others in this series and loved them all.

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Mona Hodgson said...

Hi Julie!
Thanks for reading Dandelions on the Wind and for the thorough review. How fun that so many of the characters, topics, and themes resonated with you.

Diane Estrella said...

Awesome review! Thanks for your thoughts on this book.

Just wanted to share...

I have numerous book giveaways going on at my site if you want to enter.

Also, I am putting together a "Best of Books" Blog Hop to share the books you loved the most in 2013. You can click here for more info and to sign up.

Have a great weekend!
Diane :)

julie barrett said...

thanks Diane I stopped by your blog, thanks for the invite.

Love short series books-some series are over 20 books long-gets old after a while.

Carole said...

Thanks for linking up. Cheers

Elizabeth said...

I love this books' title...thanks for sharing. Nice post.

Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved June Edition. I am in the list as #31.

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julie barrett said...

Thanks Carole and Elizabeth. the June books reads is the next post down.