Ripples Along The Shore by Mona Hodgson tells the story of Caroline Milburn.
Caroline is a widow, after her husband died in the Civil War. Following the death of her aunt, she returns to her hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to live with her sister, Jewel, and her family.
Caroline feels at odds, not really knowing where her place is in this “new” life. Shortly after returning home, she decides she wants to join the group that is forming to travel west. She is excited about this new adventure!
When she announces her desire to join the group, their leader, Garrett Cowlishaw, forbids a single woman to be added to the others!
This story comes to an abrupt ending, but I hope Mona Hodgson is planning to continue this story in some future novel.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review