Day 4: The Quilted Heart Omnibus by Mona Hodgson

Quilted Heart Series Omni

The Quilted Heart Omnibus

Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and God’s unending grace.  Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer. Can the tattered pieces of their hearts be stitched together by God’s grace?

Dandelions on the Wind
When Maren Jensen took a job on Elsa Brantenberg’s St. Charles, Missouri farm, she never expected to call the place her home. As she grows to love Mrs. Brantenberg and her granddaughter, Gabi, Maren is transformed from a lonely mail-order bride-without-a-groom to a beloved member of the Brantenberg household. But when Gabi’s father, Rutherford “Wooly” Wainwright, returns to the farm unexpectedly, everything changes for Maren, and she feels compelled to find another job. Are her choices in obedience to God, or is she running from His plan?

Bending Toward the Sun
Dedicated to her education and to helping her father in his general store, Emilie Heinrich is convinced she doesn’t have time for love. But when a childhood friend returns to St. Charles, Missouri, after serving in the Civil War, his smile and charm captures Emilie’s eye and her heart. Will she be forced to choose between honoring her father and a future with a husband and family of her own?

Ripples Along the Shore
Change is brewing in St. Charles. A group of brave souls are preparing to head west on the Boone’s Lick Wagon Train, led by the mysterious and handsome Garrett Cowlishaw, who served as a Confederate soldier in the war that killed Caroline’s husband. Despite her dislike for him, Caroline is tempted to join the wagon train and start fresh somewhere new, but when Mr. Cowlishaw forbids her­a single woman ­to travel with them, will one man’s prejudice destroy Caroline’s hope for a new future? Or will the ripples of God’s love bring the answer she needs?

Click here to pre-order your paperback or eBook copy of The Quilted Heart. (


Please save the date for a Book Release Party for THE QUILTED HEART on Facebook, FRIDAY, January 24th! You’ll find the party in the Notes Section on her “Mona Hodgson Author Page” from 6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM EST, 5:oo to 7:00 PM CST, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Mountain Time) , 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PM .  Mona will answer questions, give away prizes and share photos and behind-the-scenes stories about the three novellas included in The Quilted Heart omnibus, set in Saint Charles, Missouri.

~My Interview with Mona~

A bit of an author interview :

Something On why you choose this Era and time period ?

Fifteen years ago, I spent a couple of hours in St. Charles, an enchanting city dating back to the 17-and-1800s. In March 2012 I was finally able to return, and the city, its history, and its people­from times gone by and present day­sank deeper into my heart. Imagine my delight when I discovered St. Charles was where Lewis and Clark provisioned for their corps of discovery expedition in 1804. And at the time of my novellas, the riverside city was the stepping off point for the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, funneling a broad array of people on their journey west.

Quilting , Family ect for you ?

It was the imagery and metaphor that led me to first speak at women’s retreats about The Quilted Heart and then write these stories. I’m not a quilter, but I had two grandmothers who were and my Sis Linda is a quilter. I have the first quilt Linda made to commemorate the birth of my first daughter, Amy.

What old fashioned things do you own, save , collect ?

Read paperbacks. 🙂 My hubby is a yard saler. I have a settee, a small caned rocker, a cask, and an Edison phonograph he restored as part of the decor in my office.

and any other fun things you want to


Leave a comment here, then comment on Mona Hodgson Author Page before Friday, January 31st to enter the BLOG TOUR DRAWING for one of three signed copies of The Quilted Heart. Tell Mona which blog you visited and commented on! You can enter once for each Participating Blog (noted above) you visit and comment on.

Thanks for the opportunity to connect with you followers, Linda.

Hugs and blessings,

~ Thank you Mona for sharing with us and being such a blessing with your lovely books ! Linda ~
 Mona Hodgson is the author of nearly 40 books, historical novels for adults and children’s books, including her popular Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, The Quilted Heart novellas, and Prairie Song, Book 1 in her Hearts Seeking Home Series. Her children’s books include bestseller, Bedtime in the Southwest, six desert and princess Zonderkidz I Can Read books, Real Girls of the Bible: A 31-Day Devotional, and her six I Wonder books.Mona’s writing credits also include several hundred articles, poems and short stories, which have appeared in 50 different publications. Mona is a speaker for women’s groups, Christian women’s retreats, book clubs and reading groups, schools, and conferences for writers and librarians.

Connect with Mona:

Remeber: Leave a comment on Mona’s Wall (Link Above) for a chance to win a copy of these three novella in one volume !

My Thoughts:

Being a lover of historical fiction, I so love this series that Mona has written.  I have always considered myself a woman born out of my time.  I grew up watching shows like Little House on the Prairie, so I automatically feel in love with this series !  Life may be full of hardships, but it is blessed by friendship, love and wholesomeness , that is rare today.  I am so looking forward to reading Mona’s book Prarie Song, as this series was the prequel to it.  I have to say that I wish personally that this story could go on and on… but I suppose that all good things must come to an end but don’t you just hate it when a story ends ?   Will there be more ?  I hope you all will read this series and then go on to read Mona’s book Prairie Song, Book 1 in  Hearts Seeking Home !

Today’s Quilt Pattern   The Winner is….. Chris B !!!


Giveaway: Each Day I will be offering a different Quilt E-pattern.

This e-pattern will be emailed to the winner  by me, I have purchased these special for this weeks giveaways !

They are sold by   So you want to know how you win right…Here it is !

Each thing you do will get you 1 entry ok…

1.  Like my facebook page and leave me a comment telling me you have done so here in comments.

2.  Follow Me on Twitter and leave me a comment here telling me you have done so.

3. Follow Me on Pinterest and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

4.  Leave Me a comment here  telling me about your family quilting adventures or  a quilt in your family.

Please Leave a separate comment for each entry.

There will be a daily drawing (winners announced at the end of the week and at the end of the week will be the surprise drawing.)

The person who comes each day this week and comments daily, will be entered in a Special Surprise Giveaway ! ( Something Special from Me)

Blessings and Much Love,


38 thoughts on “Day 4: The Quilted Heart Omnibus by Mona Hodgson

  1. There’s a fabric store in my hometown that is in an old schoolhouse and they only sell reproduction fabrics. That’s where I go when I am repairing some old quilts I have. LOVE that place!

  2. Hi Mona:
    I have a quilt on my bed that was a wedding present from on of my husband’s relatives. He was a farmer so I collected a bunch of wheat fabric and made a bear paw quilt and I have the blocks done and just need to get it finished. I am the quilter of the family, if you can call me that as I only have done one complete quilt and several smaller items.
    You book Quilted Heart made me want to get back to my quilting again.

  3. I love quilts.I have a special quilt that my mom made me for Christmas and I have one that my husband bought me for Christmas.I have always wanted to learn how to quilt,but so far I am still wishing.

  4. Thank you for featuring Mona as your guest. I would love to quilt but have not learned the skill yet.
    I follow you on face book

  5. Hey Linda and Mona , love the review and looking forward to reading The Quilted Heart Omnibus it sounds so good . I am a friend on Facebook and follow your page . I am a friend on Goodreads and Pinterest and follow you . I am a quilter too and loving it . I have made several quilts and other things . Love your pattern and would love to win it

  6. Thank you ladies for making my day with all these commments ! You will all love Mona’s book and I wish you all blessings in the giveaway ! We do it here the old fashioned way…I have a pretty bowl that I add all your entries into and I let one of my girls draw the winner !!!! Check back tomorrow morning for the Winner for todays quilt e-pattern !

  7. I can’t tell you how many quilts I have made. I started in 1983 with a quilt that I made from old shirts and dresses my kids wore as children. The quilting stitches were so big I was embarrassed to show it, so I signed up for a class to learn how to make small stitches. I’m a quilt-a-holic now. My husband and I formed a group of retired people who went in campers to build or work on churches in the winter months. While the men worked on the buildings, the women worked on quilts. We shared so many patterns and learned from each other. Once quilting gets into your blood, you don’t throw away fabric pieces, you just figure out a way to use them!

  8. I took on a really silly project for the first(and so far only) quilt I’ve made. I chose a tile variation of Grandmother’s Garden, which is a handsewn pattern! I sewed so much and so long at first I almost gave myself carpal tunnel syndrome!!! Then I put it aside because I was overwhelmed. When we decided to move out of state I decided there was a particular lady I wanted to machine quilt it before we left so I got it finished. I still need to find a way to use or display it, it’s sitting in my closet. It’s an off-white background, so I’m afraid it will get dirty easily. Silly, huh?

    • I have a white background double wedding ring one here that we use on a bed.It gets washed often. I hang my grandmothers on my wall . Others I just lay over a chair or the couch or they are on beds. Quilts need to be well loved !

  9. I am always happy to find NEW authors to read about especially authors that my favorite authors like. I enjoy Mona’s books. So I am happy to hear about you and I love quilts…this would be a beautiful addition to my cozy home.

  10. I have tried to enter this but when I went to Linda’s FB page I couldn’t find a place to like it. I did do the follow tho. So now is past the 16th. Don’t know if you can back and do the others. I made a Queen size quilt for my son’s wedding but didn’t quilt it.Was a tied quilt. And made a baby quilt for my first grandbaby. Every other square I drew an animal picture on it and embroidered it, with the other colored material. Also a tied quilt. I watched my mother and grandmother quilt on the quilting frame at my gramma’s when growing up. Now one of my daughters and her daughter quilt with their church ladies and love it. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

    • I got you in there Maxie !!!! Your PM came through on my phone and I got it this morning !Your quilts sound sweet ! I have an older wooden frame here, looks like a measuring stick on the side of it. lady was giving it away and I called my mom and she drove over to get it for me last month…so I am wanting to try it out.

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