Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dandelions on the Wind - A Review

Maren Jensen never expected to find a place to call home when she took the job on Elsa Brantenberg's farm. The young Danish immigrant has fallen completely in love with the elderly widow and her young granddaughter. When Mrs. Brantenberg's son-in-law comes home after the Civil War, Maren's heart is in jeopardy. Rutherford Wainwright has survived two wars and comes home to the daughter he never took time to know. He didn't expect to find a young woman living on the farm caring for his family. Can the two find a way past the hurts of their pasts into a bright future together?

The first of three novellas set in the years immediately after the Civil War, Dandelions on the Wind introduces the reader to a community where the women of the quilting circle have big hearts and strong faith. I enjoyed this quick read. I think I started it at lunch on one day and finished it at lunch the next. My only complaint is that I wanted more story! But I know novellas are just short novels. Still it was a delightfully quick read.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook/Multnomah's Blogging for Books program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Mona Hodgson's Sinclair Sisters series, Colleen Coble, Melody Carlson, and fans of short fiction.

Rating - 4 stars


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Dandelions on the Wind, Dawn! More story is on its way in Bending Toward the Sun and Ripples Along the Shore. The Quilted Heart is a big story divided into three parts. Happy Reading! And blessings! Mona

  2. I was wondering if this book was good, I have yet to read it. Thanks for the review!

  3. I have not read this book, but it sounds great and the kind of book I would love! Thanks for your review.
    Jackie Smith


  4. I would really love to read this book. I have tried several times to win it. Mona is a good author. I have two of her Sinclair Sisters books.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com


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