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    • A Breath of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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?  

    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 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • Dakota December and Dakota Destiny

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    A weak voice moaned from the horse’s back. Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude climbed over the gate in a blizzard and reached up in time to catch the woman as she fell. To his astonishment, a small child, hanging on for dear life, fell with her. Under his breath, he thanked the good Lord for bringing them this far and for a dog with a nose and ears to beat all. As the North Dakota storm continued to scream outside the house on the edge of town, Caleb tried to tend to the near-frozen mother and boy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So so

    • By Niece on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • 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 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • Amethyst

    • The Dakotah Treasures, Book 4
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    When Amethyst O'Shaunasy reluctantly travels west to find her nephew, her faith is restored by a group of pioneers and their reliance on God's guidance. Now, with prayers in her heart and a growing interest in a handsome rancher, Amethyst has no wish to leave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow and not much action

    • By Jeannie on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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

    • 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 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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

    • 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 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    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

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed to in order to start a new life in the bleak Dakota Territory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ruby

    • By Melody on 01-28-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • A Heart for Home

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    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
    • Excellent

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 08-30-15

    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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • 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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 83

    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 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 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner, Bo, finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.

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

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $22.80

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