Lauraine Snelling
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Lauraine Snelling

Award-winning and best selling author Lauraine Snelling began living her dream to be a writer with her first published book for young adult readers, Tragedy on the Toutle, in 1982. She has since continued writing more horse books for young girls, adding historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers to her repertoire. All told, she has over eighty books published with more than 4 million copies in print.


Shown in her contemporary romances and women's fiction, a hallmark of Lauraine's style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German, and she has won the Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Inspirational Fiction, the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.


As a sought after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Her readers clamor for more books more often, and Lauraine would like to comply ... if only her paintbrushes and easel didn't call quite so loudly.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem "a work in progress".

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Best Sellers

    • A Season of Grace

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. The only thing missing from Nilda's life is love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More from Norway

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • An Untamed Land

    • Red River of the North Series #1
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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 in America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Put It down!

    • By Kathy and co. on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Blessing in Disguise

    • Red River of the North Series #6
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 164

    The Bjorklund family has received word that Augusta Bjorklund is on her way from Norway to join them in North Dakota....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for the next!

    • By Nancy Monteyro on 02-08-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Breath of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    The Minnesota frontier is nothing like Nilda Carlson imagined. After a terrifying experience in a lumber camp, she finds a safe job helping a young widow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Norwegian settlers

    • By Jill on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A New Day Rising

    • Red River of the North Series #2
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immigrant History Retold

    • By Jill on 02-15-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Wake the Dawn

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Novel by Laurraine Snelling

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Reaper’s Song

    • Red River of the North, Book 4
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 141

    Ever so slowly, Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome series!!!

    • By Your Catholic Friend on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ruby

    • The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ruby

    • By Melody on 01-28-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Tender Mercies

    • Red River of the North, Book 5
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 133

    The rich farmlands of the Dakota Territory in 1887 are finally beginning to yield the abundant harvest the pioneers had dreamed about so long....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By CAM on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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