Planting Dreams

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

Planting Dreams Publisher's Summary

This first book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotta Johnson as she ponders the decision about leaving her homeland, how they will travel to America, and worries about her family’s future in a new country.

This book series is based on the author's ancestors, and contains actual maps of where they traveled and settled. Each chapter is written as a thought-provoking story as the wife of the family travels to a new country to find a new life for her children. Why did this family leave? Drought scorched the farmland of Sweden and there was no harvest to feed families or livestock. Taxes were due and there was little money to pay them. But there were ships sailing to America, where the government gave land to anyone who wanted to claim a homestead.

Can you imagine starting a journey to an unknown country, not knowing what the country would be like, where you would live, or how you would survive? Did you make the right decision to leave in the first place? Follow Charlotta and her family as they travel by ship and rail from their homeland in 1868, to their homestead on the open plains of Kansas.

©1997, 2010, 2012 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2013 Linda K. Hubalek
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  • Book 1

    • Planting Dreams

    • Planting Dreams, Book 1
    • By: Linda K. Hubalek
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    This first book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotta Johnson as she ponders the decision about leaving her homeland, how they will travel to America, and worries about her family’s future in a new country.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Cultivating Hope

    • Planting Dreams Series
    • By: Linda K. Hubalek
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Can you imagine being isolated in the middle of treeless grassland with only a dirt roof over your head? Having to feed your children with whatever wild plants or animals you could find living on the prairie? Sweating to plow the sod, plant the seed, cultivate the crop-only to lose it all by a hailstorm right before you harvest it? This second book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotta Johnson as she and her husband build a farmstead on the Kansas prairie.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • Harvesting Faith: Life on the Changing Prairie

    • Planting Dreams, Book 3
    • By: Linda K. Hubalek
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Imagine surveying your farmstead on the last day of your life, reviewing the decades of joys, hardships, and changes that have taken place on the eighty acres you have called home for the past fifty years. Would you feel at peace or find remorse at the decisions that took place in your life? This third audiobook in the Planting Dreams series portrays Charlotta Johnson as she recalls the events that shaped her family's destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dreams do come true

    • By asassyvic on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $14.95