Book one in the Hearts Seeking Home series is beautifully written, with unforgettable characters on a life-changing journey. Hodgson creates a believable story that you’ll immediately feel a part of.
The Civil War took away all the happiness from Anna. Not only did she lose her brother in the conflict, but also her mother, who turned to the bottle to escape her pain. Anna’s grandfather blames God for their loss. Anna hopes moving from Missouri to California will bring her family back to her. Caleb Reger has seen his fair share of destruction and death. He keeps his Quaker past a secret, which becomes harder when he becomes friends with Anna and her family. Can these weary travelers find their new promised land and have a new start they all deserve? (WATERBROOK, Aug., 320 pp., $14.99)