Red River of the North

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155 ratings

An Untamed Heart Publisher's Summary

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. But how will she accomplish that with little money and no one to accompany her?

It isn't long before she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man - and he has a young son who desperately needs a mother. He's clearly interested in Ingeborg, but is he the answer to her prayers? And what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it. Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make…

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  • Book 0.5

    • An Untamed Heart

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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

  • Book 1

    • 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 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 136

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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