Red River of the North
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  • 0.5
    An Untamed Heart | Lauraine Snelling

    An Untamed Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    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.

    Slow start

    It took me a bit to get into the story but by the second half, it was very enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next in the series.

    Reviewed on December 11 2015 by Nancy Monteyro (Maine)
  • 1
    An Untamed Land: Red River of the North Series #1 | Lauraine Snelling

    An Untamed Land: Red River of the North Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
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    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.

    enjoyed it.

    Thought provoking, showing how one can fall into self reliance when bitterness is allowed to take root in one's heart and mind. One little step away f..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2017 by beckyann ()
  • 2
    A New Day Rising: Red River of the North Series #2 | Lauraine Snelling

    A New Day Rising: Red River of the North Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    Immigrant History Retold

    Laurianne Snelling is at the top of historical fiction. I enjoyed and appreciated this faith-based writing. The Red River of the North has long been o..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2016 by Jill Buchholz ()
  • 3
    Land to Call Home: Red River of the North Series #3 | Lauraine Snelling

    Land to Call Home: Red River of the North Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    disappointing plot. it didn't breathe the same pr

    this book was disappointing because the characters never seem to get where they wanted to be and had a hard time figuring out where they wanted to be...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2017 by oceanlover (San Clemente, CA United States)
  • 4
    The Reaper’s Song: Red River of the North, Book 4 | Lauraine Snelling

    The Reaper’s Song: Red River of the North, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Awesome series!!!

    I love getting to know all the characters and getting to continue with them throughout the series.

    Reviewed on April 02 2016 by Your Catholic Friend (Roswell)
  • 5
    Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5 | Lauraine Snelling

    Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Tender Mercies, Book 5 in Red River series

    I liked this book because it continues with the families who settled in the Red River area of the Dakota Territory.
    I recommend the book to thos..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 02 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 6
    Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North Series #6 | Lauraine Snelling

    Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North Series #6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Callie Beaulieu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Great performance, Book 6

    This was book 6 in the series. Blessing in Disguise is quite an adventure and tells about mail-order brides.

    I loved this book and will li..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2017 by Amazon Customer ()