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Lauraine Snelling

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  • Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5 | Lauraine Snelling

    Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The rich farmlands of the Dakota Territory in 1887 are finally beginning to yield the abundant harvest the pioneers had dreamed about so long. The establishment of the railroad has brought significant changes to the small town of Blessing as well as prosperity to the Bjorklund family and their neighbors. Among the townsfolk is reverend John Solberg. The reverend, rejecting the persistent efforts of matchmaking mothers, develops a friendship with Mary Martha through their common love of books.

    Jared Jensen says: "Good Christian based story. in early America"
  • An Untamed Land: Red River of the North Series #1 | Lauraine Snelling

    An Untamed Land: Red River of the North Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund, along with their son, Thorliff, finally arrive at the docks of New York City. It was the promise of free land that fed their dream and lured them from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway in 1880. As they join the throngs of countless immigrants passing through Castle Garden, the Bjorklunds soon discover that nothing is as they had envisioned it.

    Amazon Customer says: "Living History!"
  • Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North Series #6 | Lauraine Snelling

    Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North Series #6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Bjorklund family has received word that Augusta Bjorklund is on her way from Norway to join them in North Dakota. When the train arrives in the town of Blessing with no Augusta aboard, the worried family hopes that she will be on the train in the morning. However, only her trunk arrives, so Bridget Bjorklund insists that Hjelmer, Augusta's brother, go find her.

    Ann Brock says: "Great!"
  • A New Day Rising: Red River of the North Series #2 | Lauraine Snelling

    A New Day Rising: Red River of the North Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    The dream of their own farmstead and a good life in America had brought Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund across the Atlantic to pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm turned Ingeborg's dreams into a living nightmare. Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she struggles to keep the farm and her family together.

    Jill Buchholz says: "Immigrant History Retold"
  • The Reaper’s Song: Red River of the North, Book 4 | Lauraine Snelling

    The Reaper’s Song: Red River of the North, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
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    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    Ever so slowly, Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland. With the coming of the railroad, the small town of Blessing begins to prosper, and the Bjorklund family is reaping the promised harvest that had lured them from their beloved home in Norway. But for Ingeborg and Haakan, realizing their dreams will not come without a struggle.

    Your Catholic Friend says: "Awesome series!!!"
  • From This Day Forward: Song of Blessing, Book 4 | Lauraine Snelling

    From This Day Forward: Song of Blessing, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she's had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he's never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, the new schoolteacher, comes to town, the young women of Blessing see a chance to force Toby's hand with a little strategic matchmaking.

    Kimberly says: "great book"
  • Sisters of the Confederacy: A Secret Refuge, Book 2 | Lauraine Snelling

    Sisters of the Confederacy: A Secret Refuge, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    While her sister fights to hold on to the family legacy, Louisa Highwood works tirelessly to save the lives of wounded soldiers. Putting her own safety on the line, she covertly ventures behind enemy lines to procure desperately needed supplies for the army hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, Jesselynn Highwood and her ragtag band of freed slaves and thoroughbred horses seek refuge along the Oregon Trail, unable to imagine what awaits them.

    Martha says: "great book"
  • Land to Call Home: Red River of the North Series #3 | Lauraine Snelling

    Land to Call Home: Red River of the North Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (93)
    Story
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    It had taken four long, difficult years to tame the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. Looking back through all the heartache and the body-breaking labor, Ingeborg Bjorklund knew that God had been with them every step of the way. Dreams that had turned into veritable nightmares had been reshaped with the promise of a new day rising, and her marriage to Haaken had been its sure sign.

    BUGG says: "Love this series so much!"
  • Daughter of Twin Oaks: A Secret Refuge, Book 1 | Lauraine Snelling

    Daughter of Twin Oaks: A Secret Refuge, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, 18-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining thoroughbreds from the Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.

    sewingforfun says: "Love the story"
  • No Distance Too Far: Home to Blessing | Lauraine Snelling

    No Distance Too Far: Home to Blessing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Assuming the Lord wants her to practice medicine in a remote African outpost, Astrid Bjorklund enrolls in a missionary training school. She prays her former sweetheart will one day understand. But when a family crisis calls her home, Astrid hears of a deadly measles outbreak on a nearby Indian reservation. Feeling inexplicably constrained to help, she wonders if God might be leading her to a “mission field” that’s much closer than she imagined.

    Tina Murphey says: "Always a Great Story...."
  • The Second Half: A Novel | Lauraine Snelling

    The Second Half: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mona and Ken Sorenson are approaching the best years of their lives. Mona's greatest concern is that Ken will learn of the surprise party she's planning for his retirement from his job as dean of students at Stone University. They've already been making plans to travel and spend limitless hours in the garden, and Ken is looking forward to working on his woodworking and fishing with his grandchildren. It's what they deserve after years of careful planning. But things begin to unravel....

    Amazon Customer says: "aja"
  • Dakota Dawn, Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk | Lauraine Snelling

    Dakota Dawn, Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
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    Best-selling author Lauraine Snelling crafts tales of forgiveness and love that listeners adore. This volume combines the first three novels in Snelling's inspiring Dakota series, which follows the intertwining lives of five women living in the early 1900s farming community of Soldahl, North Dakota. All arrive expecting a life different than the one that awaits them, but plenty of perseverance - and opening their hearts to God - will shine a guiding light toward true happiness.

    Bookish says: "Dakota"
  • Pearl: The Dakotah Treasures, Book 2 | Lauraine Snelling

    Pearl: The Dakotah Treasures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Alexandra O'Karma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling continues the story of Ruby Torvald in book two of her Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby's most recent boarder at the Dove House is schoolteacher Pearl Hossfuss. Avoiding an arranged marriage, Pearl has deserted her home in Chicago to teach in Little Missouri. There she has befriended Ruby and fallen for carpenter Carl Hegland. But her father threatens to take her back home. Ruby must turn to God for the strength to stand up to her father.

    koni says: "Enjoyed it"
  • Dakota December and Dakota Destiny | Lauraine Snelling

    Dakota December and Dakota Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A weak voice moaned from the horse’s back. Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude climbed over the gate in a blizzard and reached up in time to catch the woman as she fell. To his astonishment, a small child, hanging on for dear life, fell with her. Under his breath, he thanked the good Lord for bringing them this far and for a dog with a nose and ears to beat all. As the North Dakota storm continued to scream outside the house on the edge of town, Caleb tried to tend to the near-frozen mother and boy.

    Niece says: "So so"
  • To Everything a Season | Lauraine Snelling

    To Everything a Season

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Trygve Knutson has been promoted from well drilling to heading a construction crew for the fast growing town of Blessing, North Dakota. Though devoted to the land and his family, he sometimes dreams of other horizons. But is he willing to leave Blessing permanently? Miriam Francini hopes to become an accredited nurse in a large city hospital. She is simply tolerating her assignment at the hospital in rural Blessing because it will give her the experience she needs to accomplish her goal.

    ADehning says: "Blessing Grows Up"
  • A Touch of Grace: Daughters of Blessing, Book 3 | Lauraine Snelling

    A Touch of Grace: Daughters of Blessing, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
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    In a poignant tale of 1902 North Dakota, Lauraine Snelling - best-selling author of Sophie's Dilemma - explores the silent world of 18-year-old Grace Knutson. Surrounded by her family's love and the townsfolk's kindness, Grace finds all she could want in Blessing - except for a sweetheart. But when God brings a rich New Yorker into her life, Grace fears a deaf girl won't find acceptance in his privileged world.

    Tina Murphey says: "Another Great Book to this Series by Karen White"
  • A Promise for Ellie: Daughters of Blessing, Book 1 | Lauraine Snelling

    A Promise for Ellie: Daughters of Blessing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
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    After two long years, hardworking dairy farmer Andrew Bjorklund is thrilled to see his fiancée, Ellie Wold, again. But when materials to build their new home are delayed, Andrew grudgingly postpones the wedding. Soon a tragedy threatens their future and forces them to fully rely on God. Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of over 50 inspiring books, set this compelling novel in Blessing, North Dakota, circa 1900.

    Wesley says: "Not the 1st in the Series"
  • A Place to Belong: Wild West Wind, Book 3 | Lauraine Snelling

    A Place to Belong: Wild West Wind, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As winter settles over the ranch, the Engstrom brothers are much on the mind of Cassie Lockwood. The way Lucas smiles at her should set her heart to tripping. But it doesn't. Shouldn't there be some attraction to him if they are going to be married? His vow to make her love him does not seem to be working, no matter how considerate and charming he is. Ransom Engstrom is another matter. After Cassie's train trip to a shooting competition, she realizes she misses Ransom more than Lucas.

    Michael H Briggs II says: "Happy series!"
  • A Heart for Home | Lauraine Snelling

    A Heart for Home

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    In this series finale by Lauraine Snelling, Astrid Bjorklund is trying to stop the epidemic ravaging South Dakota’s Red Bud Indian Reservation. Tribal elders remain suspicious of her until some begin to recover. Although Joshua Landsverk longs to fix his broken relationship with Astrid, he opposes her present work but won’t tell her why. Yet when a surprising act of kindness brings healing to the painful wrong inflicted years ago, will it be enough to rekindle their love?

    Cecilia McNeil says: "Excellent"
  • A Harvest of Hope | Lauraine Snelling

    A Harvest of Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (73)

    Just a few short weeks into her yearlong nurse training assignment at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Antonio is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. With siblings to care for, Miriam pleads to be allowed to finish her training in Chicago. Her nursing supervisor grants her a brief reprieve but extracts a promise that Miriam will soon return to Blessing and fulfill her commitment. While in Chicago Miriam has tried to get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind, but his letters make that impossible.

    Les Raymond says: "A BREATH OF FRESH AIR"
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