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5.0 out of 5 starsDelightful
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021
I love how Lauraine makes Dakota history delightful ,,,and spins a wonderful tale of this amazing family and community. Second chances are so wonderful and I love how God offers that opportunity to us all.,,,,,,,kHeaded to find the next in the series.
I really like this author but this one was to WORDY and predictable . I was also disappointed in sophie father being so unforgiving ,as a Christian should be forgiving , he wouldn't even speak to his daughter for months! Also I felt they fell in love to quick when they both supposedly loved their spouses so much. The first was good but last half went down hill.
5.0 out of 5 starsI love Lauraine Snelling's book's about Ingeborg's family
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2015
I love Lauraine Snelling's book's about Ingeborg's family. My Norwegian great grand mother also immigrated from Valdres, Norway. I have not yet finished reading this one but it is very good as are all the rest in her series. Best author I think I have ever read. Very enjoyable reading. To get an idea what coming over was like then and how life was at the time. I highly recommend her books.
The only reason I gave a 4, instead of a 5 is because there were several instances where the phraseology was out of sequence. I think the typist must have been sleepy. He/she needed a heavy dose (or several) of Ingeborg' s high-octane coffee. The story was of a headstrong young woman who, through trials, grief and life in general, came to understand her family's extraordinary faith in God as something to work toward rather than an inheritance handed down like blue eyes.
This was a very good read. Although not as good as the original "Red River of the North" series it still tells a great story and includes many of the same characters in the original books. It is better than most books of its kind. I do think the Red River series should be read before reading these spin off books so that the background of the saga is known. Loraine Snelling has become one of my favorite writers. It's no wonder she has won several awards. I've given it five stars because it is so good. The original series is better and those books should have more that five stars if that were possible. They are all very good. All these books in this saga are so much better that many books I've read that it is hard to give them a good enough review. So I just say start at the beginning of the series with "A Untamed Land" and read all of them. You won't be disappointed.
I love the faith you feel from these stories and how real it all seems. I wish this world would take lessons from these stories and go back to believing in God and helping each other. It would take Hate out of peoples hearts and the world would be a better place. Can’t wait to read the next book. Tanks again.