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Publisher's Summary

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.

Hjelmer travels west to work on the railroad, and, after sending only one letter to Penny, who has agreed to wait for him, he is not heard from again. As the months pass, Penny is pursued by other eligible suitors, and her love for Hjelmer is sorely tried. Will he ever return to keep his promise?

©1997 Lauraine Snelling (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Readers who want gentle romance novels should find this as appealing as the previous volumes." ( Library Journal)

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#3 book in this Red River series

I feel like I am there for every event in the book! I really enjoyed the quilting bees because the women used the materials saved each year. Nothing was ever wasted: not food, sewing material, or anything. I enjoyed the men building wood buildings and buying more equipment to sustain the farms.

The characters are individuals whom I'd like to know.

Great narration also.

A suggestion: please number the books in each series. I have to go elsewhere to see what to listen to next.

A Colorado Listener and Book Reader

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great reading!!!!

Loved this book! Totally enjoying this series and love the narrator! This is great listening!

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  • 03-06-18

loved it

Loved it. Excellent writing, keeps you waiting and anticipating what will happen next. I highly recommend this series.

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Wonderful!

I loved this book. Am really becoming part of the Buorkland clan myself! looking forward to book 4!

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disappointing plot. it didn't breathe the same pr

this book was disappointing because the characters never seem to get where they wanted to be and had a hard time figuring out where they wanted to be. unlike other books in this series I didn't find the hope and promise of the new land and the future that people until the very end of the book.

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Love this series so much!

This series is a growing favorite of mine! From one moment to the next you have no clue what's gonna happen. !

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As Expected...

Lauraine Smelling and Callie Beaulieu have done it again. I was so happy that the story finally gave us a long awaited marriage and a name for their town. I cannot wait to hear what comes next.

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Land to Call Home

Great store. Loved hearing about that time period. Hard to but it down. Felt like you right there with them.

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History comes alive!

Strong characters; vivid descriptions; godly morals, and a desire to want more and more from this series. What else is there to say: one of my favorite Christian authors and a superb narrator.

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I really enjoyed the book and the narrator has just a nice voice that makes the story come to life.

I really liked the story line and the way the scripture was woven through the story. Even though it is fictional the struggles of life are real to all of us. I was inspired by the application of God's word. Thank you for excellent books such as this that weave romance and struggles and joy all together.