Ripples Along the Shore by Mona Hodgson is the third novella in the Quilted Heart series. Each book follows a woman who meets at the Rutherford farm to quilt and piece their hearts back together following the Civil War.
Caroline Milburn is a war widow living with her sister's family. She is desperate to start her own life with or without a husband. When she goes to the wagon train meeting, she knows she has to go west, too. But the wagon train leader has different ideas. Will she be able to convince him to take her on?
Garrett Cowlishaw, a former Confederate soldier, is the leader of the wagon train. He is smitten with Caroline, but all she can think about is how he killed her Union husband by default. Even though he may never see her again, he can't risk allowing a single woman to take such an arduous journey alone.
I loved this series. The characters were very likable, and they each had their own unique problems to deal with. I was glad to finally know who would be going on the wagon train and who wouldn't! The ending just made me want to find out more about everyone, and we are all in luck because the series following this one is called Hearts Seeking Home and is about the journey West. Woo hoo!
The only thing I didn't like about this book was that there was no set conclusion for the main character. I'm assuming it's because of the series coming up, though. :-)
I was given this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for an honest review.