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Publisher's Summary

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. But then the message arrives that she must return home to care for her ailing mother. When she leaves, she says that she'll write. Reverend John and the other townsfolk are left to wonder, is this good-bye forever?

©1999 Lauraine Snelling (P)2015 Tantor

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  • CALEDONIA, MN, US
  • 04-17-18

Great Book

If you could sum up Tender Mercies in three words, what would they be?

Very good book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zeb

Have you listened to any of Callie Beaulieu’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. They are all very well read.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, many times

Any additional comments?

This is another great book in the Red River of the North series.

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Wonderful!

Laughing and crying with this precious prairie pilgrim family was a joy. Join the folks of Blessing and be blessed. Highly recommend!

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Painful Narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Try a more fluid narrator this women sounds almost like a computer and her character voices are subpar.

Would you recommend Tender Mercies to your friends? Why or why not?

Not sure because it is painful to get through.

Would you be willing to try another one of Callie Beaulieu’s performances?

No.

What character would you cut from Tender Mercies?

Cannot even get through chapter 1

Any additional comments?

The storyline seems ok. But I will not likely be able to get through this one. The narration is flat and computer/robotic like.

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First audible

I enjoyed this book. It really helps on long road trips. Awesome story. I am looking forward to the next in the series.

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Tender Mercies, Book 5 in Red River series

I liked this book because it continues with the families who settled in the Red River area of the Dakota Territory.
I recommend the book to those who are interested in historical fiction continuing book series.
I also liked it because whatever the challenges, people faced them and moved forward in life.

This was book 5 in the Red River series.
I do suggest that all books in a series be labeled their number of the series.

A Colorado Audible Listener

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Good Christian based story. in early America

about a family setting in the north Dakota area. the hardships the family faces and how God helped them to over come them. good book to add to the serries.

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So Inspiring!

I love this series! I just wish there was voice distinction from the narrator. At times I was confused who was speaking since they all, men and women, sound the same,

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Engaging, beautiful, and instructive.

I am of Norwegian descent. My grandparents immigrated to South Dakota from Norway before my mother was born. I've loved hearing about what life must have been like for then. And I've profited spiritually from the book as well. The faith of the characters wasn't perfect, but their faith was in a perfect God. very worthwhile reading. Highly recommended.

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I Loved it!

I have read each of these books in order up to this point. I love following the family and community of Blessing. I never want the stories to end lol!