Land of Shining Water

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 555 ratings

The Icecutter's Daughter Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, 2014

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses - despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.

When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancée and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God - and each other - and embrace the promise of love?

Tracie Peterson is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 80 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.

©2013 Tracie Peterson (P)2013 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Icecutter's Daughter

    • Land of Shining Water, Book 1
    • By: Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses - despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hated for this to end

    • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 2

    • The Quarryman's Bride

    • Land of Shining Water, Book 2
    • By: Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together... until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne's youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated. Years later, Emmalyne's family moves, and she and Tavin meet again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story!

    • By JayVee on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $25.86

  • Book 3

    • The Miner's Lady

    • Land of Shining Water, Book 3
    • By: Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    When Chantel Panetta's younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Vittorio, Chantel knows there is no hope. The Panettas and Vittorios have been sworn enemies for decades, and young love cannot heal the deep wounds between the two iron-mining families. Yet, unable to resist Isabella's pleas, Chantel agrees to help her sister spend time with Orlando...only to have a run-in with Dante, Orlando's brother. The older, more handsome one...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trials and Romance of Two Italian Families

    • By Bookish on 12-31-13

    Regular price: $21.52