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    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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
    • Wonderful story

    • By Kay Jay on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Breath of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • An Untamed Land

    • Red River of the North Series #1
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • Opal

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • 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 136
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • A Harvest of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 96

    Just a few short weeks into her yearlong nurse training assignment at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Antonio is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. With siblings to care for, Miriam pleads to be allowed to finish her training in Chicago. Her nursing supervisor grants her a brief reprieve but extracts a promise that Miriam will soon return to Blessing and fulfill her commitment. While in Chicago Miriam has tried to get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind, but his letters make that impossible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

    • By Les Raymond on 05-14-15

    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 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • A Measure of Mercy

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In A Measure of Mercy by acclaimed author Lauraine Snelling, 18-year-old Astrid Bjorklund’s opportunity for formal medical study in Chicago doesn’t arrive until shortly after her heartthrob Joshua Landseer returns to Blessing, North Dakota. They agree to exchange letters while she’s in Chicago. And, for a time, love blossoms—until the letters from Joshua stop coming. Convinced he no longer loves her, Astrid makes an impetuous and heart-wrenching decision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful til the end!

    • By Nancy Monteyro on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • To Everything a Season

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Trygve Knutson has been promoted from well drilling to heading a construction crew for the fast growing town of Blessing, North Dakota. Though devoted to the land and his family, he sometimes dreams of other horizons. But is he willing to leave Blessing permanently? Miriam Francini hopes to become an accredited nurse in a large city hospital. She is simply tolerating her assignment at the hospital in rural Blessing because it will give her the experience she needs to accomplish her goal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to finish the story

    • By Cindi on 12-02-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sophie's Dilemma

    • Daughters of Blessing, Book 2
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Neilsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    Award-winning historical novelist Lauraine Snelling delivers a compelling sequel to A Promise for Ellie. When 17-year-old Sophie abandons her North Dakota family in 1901, she never dreams tragedy will turn her again toward home. But she fears the loved ones she hurt will reject her - and that she'll never love again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Renita Knox on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Valley of Dreams

    • Wild West Wind
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling has written more than 60 books - and over two million copies have been snapped up by devoted fans. In Valley of Dreams, Addy Lockwood suffers the death of her father, her mother having passed years before. With nowhere to go, she stays on with her dad’s Wild West Show - until its new manager runs it into the ground. Setting out to locate the hidden valley of her father’s dreams, Addy is soon swept up in a life-changing adventure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Left shaking my head...

    • By Amanda on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • An Untamed Heart

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Eighteen-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She's had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever. Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and her mother suggests that she leave Norway and start afresh in America, as so many others have done before her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and a surprising, disheartening twist

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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
    • Another Great Book to this Series by Karen White

    • By Tina Murphey on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $36.37

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