Under Northern Skies

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 183 ratings

The Promise of Dawn Publisher's Summary

Beloved author Lauraine Snelling launches a new immigrant series

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.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and, while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?

©2017 Lauraine Snelling (P)2017 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Promise of Dawn

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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

  • Book 2

    • A Breath of Hope

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

  • Book 3

    • A Season of Grace

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. She and her younger brother Ivar live in their own house, just a short distance from her older brother and his family. Together they work the farm and fell trees for lumber. They plan to grow a dairy herd, weave rugs out of their own wool, and make skis to sell. Everything is going right. The only thing missing from Nilda's life is love. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More from Norway

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49