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Prairie Song review
August 2, 2013, 9:40 pm
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Books are great sources for imaginations. It is a good mark for a book to let you understand a different world from your own. This world can be different in terms of place (another country), or time (past or future). I prefer historical books because they are more tangible. You can understand certain aspects of the lives lived. Mona Hodgson’s Prairie Song, the first book in the Hearts Seeking Home series, is a good example of historical fiction.
Anna Goben, along with her mother and grandfather, joins a wagon train headed to California. This is a chance for a new start for their family, following the death of Anna’s brother Dedrick. Every journey involves some growth. Anna, as well as others on the journey, undergoes growth.
Mona Hodgson does a good job of portraying human nature in this book. There are younger characters, such as Anna, who are not as affected by the upheaval of the move. Anna’s mother, Wilma, as well as Davonna Kamden, are reluctant travelers and have a hard time on the journey. Old habits die hard in a world of constant change.
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for writing a review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.