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    • 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 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series by Lauraine Snelling

    • By Kay Jay on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Land to Call Home

    • Red River of the North Series #3
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 138

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #3 book in this Red River series

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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 and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate they will never have land or a life of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

    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 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    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. When she meets Fritz, she is initially uninterested in his overtures. But as he begins to win her over, would loving him mean abandoning her goals - or simply exchanging one dream for a different one?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another interesting family of immigrants

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Dakota Dawn, Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dakota

    • By Bookish on 08-27-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By CAM on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

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

    • By Your Catholic Friend on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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.

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

    • By Nancy Monteyro on 02-08-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Streams of Mercy

    • Song of Blessing, Book 3
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 102

    Anji Baard Moen, a recent widow, returns from Norway with her children. She quickly settles back into life in Blessing, teaching Norwegian history in the high school and writing articles for the Blessing Gazette. When tragedy strikes, Anji steps in to run the newspaper and soon finds a kindred spirit in the widower who owns the printing press. As they spend time together, Anji wonders if there's something more than friendship growing between them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Renita Knox on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immigrant History Retold

    • By Jill on 02-15-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • From This Day Forward

    • Song of Blessing, Book 4
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moving somewhat slow

    • By Linda Abramson on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Daughter of Twin Oaks

    • A Secret Refuge, Book 1
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story

    • By sewingforfun on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Place to Belong

    • Wild West Wind, Book 3
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy series!

    • By Michael H Briggs II on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rebecca's Reward

    • Daughters of Blessing, Book 4
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    Lauraine Snelling, best-selling author of A Touch of Grace, transports listeners to the windswept plains of 1903 North Dakota. Despite disaster, Rebecca Baard still dreams of someday soaring beyond the family farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of this series

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • No Distance Too Far

    • Home to Blessing
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Inga

    • By Kristen Warlick on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Touch of Grace

    • Daughters of Blessing, Book 3
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By CAM on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Second Half

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great job so real

    • By Catherine Lainys Simpson on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Opal

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    As Opal begins, it's 1886 in the wild and untamed Dakota Territory. To avoid a drifter's murderous clutches, tomboy Opal Torvald is forced to leave the ranch she loves. But when she returns - older and more lady-like - she meets Jacob, a new ranch hand from back east. Now Opal must choose between an old friendship and a new romance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Opal

    • By Margie on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Brushstroke Legacy

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    When Chicago native Ragni Claussen grudgingly agrees to take her sullen niece with her to spruce up the family's old North Dakota cabin, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about how her greatgrandmother - in 1903 - learned to live and paint and love in this very place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent another Jewel from Laurraine Snelling

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Heart for Home

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 62

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, just like all the others.

    • By Your Catholic Friend on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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