Friday, July 12, 2013

Prairie Song Book Review

Prairie Song: A Novel, Hearts Seeking Home Book 1 by Mona Hodgson was a book that I chose from Blogging for Books.  I wasn't sure if it was something that I would be interested from the information that they put on their website but it was the only book available in paperback format (instead of digital).  I really prefer to have a book in my hand and not read on my ipad.  I don't know if it is one of those old fashion things but I don't think that I am going to give up on the book in my hands because I enjoy it.  My book came in before we left for the beach so I brought it with me.  I thought that I was going to have time to read it on the beach but instead it rained for most of the trip so I didn't get any reading done until the ride home.  I picked up this book and had trouble putting it down.

In this book, Anna Goben decides that her family needs a fresh start after her brother is lost in the Civil War.  Her mother and grandfather have been buried in their grief and she has been supporting the family.  She has decided to marry a old family friend who is also making that journey because he knows everything about her family and is willing to help support them.  When she is getting ready for the ceremony, she decides to back out on the wedding because she only loves Boney as a brother because he was her brothers best friend.  She decided that she was trying to hold on to her brother instead of marrying for love.  The family still decides to go on the wagon train out west with the group even though she didn't get married.  The book goes through all the adventure that that have on their trip.  There is something going on all the time and it is hard to put the book down.

I found the book to be really fascinating.  There were many times that I lost sight of the fact that it was set in 1866 and not a more modern time.  They were walking across the country and using the wagons to carry all their possessions so it brings it back to the historical reference but the actions of the characters that were true back then still hold true today with friction within the family, love, loss and lots more.  I know that I was carrying the book everywhere with me including the dinning room table in case I got a few seconds to read a page.  I hope that you take the time to read this book and see what you love about the characters and the plot.

If you want to learn more about the author, check out her website here.  If you are interested in buying the book, you can click here.  It gives detailed information about the book and the authors information on the side of the page.  If you liked this book, check here to see the other books by the author and how you can get them.  There are so great resources to find more about the author and the books she has to offer.  I can't wait to pick my next book by this author.

Please note that I received a copy of this book for my opinion from Blogging for Books but the opinions here are all my own.  If you are interested in signing up for Blogging for Books, please check out there website.  It is a great program to try out a lot of books that you might have not otherwise tried and opens up new authors to you!!

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