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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

    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    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 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

    • Heaven Sent Rain

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah. The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day - and the next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Choice

    • By Sumfretym on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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

    • 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

    • An Untamed Heart

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read

    • By Tina on 07-08-18

    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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • Whispers in the Wind

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    A preeminent figure in faith-based fiction, Lauraine Snelling has over two million copies of her works in print. In Whispers in the Wind, the second installment of Snelling’s Wild West Wind series, Cassie Lockwood is dismayed to discover her father’s South Dakota valley land is already occupied. Meanwhile, Cassie’s arrival spurs the revelation of long-hidden secrets among the locals and leaves her questioning whether or not she will ever find a place to call home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful Read

    • By Stephanie S. on 01-03-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • A Harvest of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • 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

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

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