A Dream to Follow Return to Red River Book 1

A Dream to Follow  Return to Red River Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN: 9781441202819
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream to Follow Return to Red River Book 1 Book Excerpt:

It is 1893 and the first generation of immigrants who came to America for the promise of free land and a good life for their children have finally achieved their dreams. They labored hard on the land and now have a bountiful heritage to pass on to the next generation. However, many of the young people aren't interested in becoming farmers--they have aspirations of their own. Thorliff Bjorklund has been writing stories and plays since he was a young boy and longs to attend college to study journalism. But his father has other plans for him and refuses to agree. Thorliff is torn between love for his father and the pull of his dream. Must he choose between the two?

A Dream to Follow

A Dream to Follow
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House Pub
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780764288562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream to Follow Book Excerpt:

Thorliff Bjorklund dreams of leaving his father's farm to go to college and pursue his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist.

More Than a Dream Return to Red River Book 3

More Than a Dream  Return to Red River Book  3
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-03-01
ISBN: 9781441203069
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than a Dream Return to Red River Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Book 3 of RETURN TO RED RIVER by bestselling author Lauraine Snelling. Thorliff's goal of becoming a writer is within reach. Working for a newspaper in Northfield, Minnesota, he is busy writing articles and stories for the Minneapolis Tribune and Harper's Magazine. But his idyllic world comes to a sudden halt when an epidemic hits the town of Blessing, North Dakota, following the Red River flood of 1897. Thorliff returns home to help family and friends recover from the aftermath of the disasters and rebuild their town. A captivating and heartwarming tale of aspiration, struggle, love, and triumph.

A Dream to Follow

A Dream to Follow
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780739422663
Category: Dakota Territory
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream to Follow Book Excerpt:

Believing the Dream

Believing the Dream
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 0764208284
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believing the Dream Book Excerpt:

For as far back as he can remember, the dream of becoming a writer has burned brightly in Thorliff's heart. But when he arrives at college, things are not as he had imagined. Thorliff longs for the familiarity and nurture of his loved ones back home. The distance has created a rift between Thorliff and his childhood sweetheart. The only bright spot in his life is his job at the town newspaper. Will he be forced to leave one dream behind to pursue the other?

A Dream to Follow

A Dream to Follow
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780786244416
Category: Christian fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream to Follow Book Excerpt:

An Untamed Land Red River of the North Book 1

An Untamed Land  Red River of the North Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN: 1441203184
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Untamed Land Red River of the North Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Proud of Their Heritage and Sustained by Their Faith, They Came to Tame a New Land She had promised herself that once they left the fjords of Norway, she would not look back. 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. Together with Roald's brother Carl and his family, they will build a good life in a new land that promises untold wealth and vast farmsteads for their children. As they join the throngs of countless immigrants passing through Castle Garden, they soon discover that nothing is as they had envisioned it. Appalled by the horrid stories of fellow immigrants bilked of all their money and forced to live in squalid living conditions, the Bjorklunds continue their long journey by train as far as Grand Forks. From there a covered wagon takes them into Dakota Territory, where they settle on the banks of the Red River. But there was no way for them to foresee the price they will have to pay to wrest a living from the indomitable land. The virgin prairie refuses to yield its treasure without a struggle. Will they be strong enough to overcome the hardships of that first winter?

Valley of Dreams Wild West Wind Book 1

Valley of Dreams  Wild West Wind Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1441233970
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valley of Dreams Wild West Wind Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Exciting New Series by Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Cassie Lockwood's mother died when she was little, so Cassie traveled with her father's Wild West Show and became an amazingly skillful trick rider, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father died, she continued to work with the show, having nowhere else to go. Now Cassie has discovered that "Uncle" Jason, the show's manager, has driven the show into debt, and he's absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Cassie decides to try to find the hidden valley where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers raised in a giant hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who's been with the show for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves both the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring adventure.

The Seeds of Change Leah s Garden Book 1

The Seeds of Change  Leah s Garden Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1493429787
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seeds of Change Leah s Garden Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Larkspur Nielsen is ready for a change. Her parents have passed on, and her older brother is successfully running the family business. She bristles at the small-mindedness that permeates life in her small Ohio community, and she sees little chance of a satisfying future there. She has a little money saved, and after turning the tables on a crooked gambler who had fleeced several locals, including her younger brother, she can stake a new start for herself and her three sisters. As the gambler's threats of revenge echo in her ears, she and her sisters head to Independence, Missouri, to join a wagon train bound for Oregon. Knowing that four women traveling together will draw unwanted attention, Larkspur dons a disguise, passing herself off as "Clark" Nielsen, accompanying his three sisters. But maintaining the ruse is more difficult than Larkspur imagined, as is protecting her headstrong, starry-eyed sisters from difficult circumstances and eligible young men. Will reaching their goal prove too much for them?

Tender Mercies Red River of the North Book 5

Tender Mercies  Red River of the North Book  5
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 1441202439
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tender Mercies Red River of the North Book 5 Book Excerpt:

Is She Really Leaving Forever? Tracing the difficulties and joys of carving out a life from the Dakota sod in the second half of the 800s, Tender Mercies continues Snelling's Red River saga and will pull your heartstrings and make you feel the joys and frustrations of life on the open lands of the 9th century mid-west. 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, Reverend John Solberg--despite being wary of matchmaking efforts in the past--is developing a friendship with a delightful young woman through their common love of books. Mary Martha has a gentle southern charm that wins everyone in her circle but too soon she is called on to return home to care for her mother. She leaves behind many heavy hearts and countless questions of whether it will be the last time to see her.

Blessing in Disguise Red River of the North Book 6

Blessing in Disguise  Red River of the North Book  6
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 9781441202185
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blessing in Disguise Red River of the North Book 6 Book Excerpt:

She Had Told Him She Was Headed for Blessing. Why Would He Not Take Her There? 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 she will be on the train in the morning. But only her trunk arrives, so Bridget Bjorklund insists that Hjelmer, Augusta's brother, go find her. Augusta, after discovering her intended bridegroom had married someone else, decided to leave her broken heart in Norway and start a new life in America helping her mother run her boardinghouse. But knowing no English, Augusta misunderstands a ticket agent's directions in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in the harried confusion, she boards the wrong train. When she arrives at the end of the line, she is met by a handsome young rancher, Kane Moyer, waiting for his Norwegian mail-order bride....

To Everything a Season Song of Blessing Book 1

To Everything a Season  Song of Blessing Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 1441264175
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Everything a Season Song of Blessing Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Returns Again to Her Popular Red River Valley Setting Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping to build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons--especially since meeting Miriam Hastings. Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She's been promised a position in the Chicago women's hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone. When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If not, will it mean losing Trygve--and her chance at love--for good?

Daughter of Twin Oaks A Secret Refuge Book 1

Daughter of Twin Oaks  A Secret Refuge Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN: 9781585589937
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of Twin Oaks A Secret Refuge Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Will the Wounded Soldier She Rescues From Certain Death be Able to Break Down the Walls of Bitterness That Surround Her Heart? Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, eighteen-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining Thoroughbreds from Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War. Jesselynn is also fleeing a cruel man in Confederate uniform who has pledged to take revenge against her for refusing his hand in marriage. No longer safe at Twin Oaks, she embarks on a perilous journey, taking on the momentous responsibility for the lives and welfare of all who go with her. They ride at night and hide during the day, dodging both Confederate and Union troops along the way. Encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they finally arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. Discouraged, disillusioned, and facing a severe testing of her faith, Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.

A Measure of Mercy Home to Blessing Book 1

A Measure of Mercy  Home to Blessing Book  1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 9781441210487
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Measure of Mercy Home to Blessing Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth. Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Talking Books Plus Book Excerpt:

Golden Filly Collection 1

Golden Filly Collection 1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1441270256
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Filly Collection 1 Book Excerpt:

Sixteen-year-old Tricia Evanston and her father share something very special: their love of horses. With Tricia as jockey and her father as trainer, the two have big dreams of winning the Triple Crown. Tricia has other pressures, too, like declining grades, a strained relationship with her mother, and the constant worry about her father's failing health. But Tricia's faith in God always gives her the strength to push her limits. Collection One includes The Race, Eagle's Wings, Go for the Glory, Kentucky Dreamer, and Call for Courage.

For Younger Readers

For Younger Readers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blind
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Younger Readers Book Excerpt:

For Younger Readers Braille and Talking Books

For Younger Readers  Braille and Talking Books
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Younger Readers Braille and Talking Books Book Excerpt:

A New Day Rising Red River of the North Book 2

A New Day Rising  Red River of the North Book  2
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN: 144120301X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Day Rising Red River of the North Book 2 Book Excerpt:

Spring of 1884 in Dakota Territory brings the promise of ... A New Day Rising The dream of a farmstead and a good life in America had led Roald and Inegborg Bjorklund to cross the Atlantic and pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm had 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. Finally, with the coming of spring and the arrival of Roald's distant cousin to temporarily take over the heavy fieldwork, Ingeborg is definitely on the mend after the long winter of darkness of both her soul and mind. Able to return to her care of the children and the soddy, Ingeborg cannot ignore the joy that Haaken brings to their lives or the attraction she begins to feel toward him. When Roald's brother from Norway also arrives to help her, things become very complicated around the simple prairie dwelling! He Reminded Her of a Viking of Old. Could He Be Persuaded to Stay?

The Reapers Song Red River of the North Book 4

The Reapers  Song  Red River of the North Book  4
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 1441202374
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reapers Song Red River of the North Book 4 Book Excerpt:

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. After their own fields are harvested, Haakan and the neighboring men take the steam engine and the separator on the road, threshing for other homesteaders in return for a portion of their grain. With Haakan away and the fields standing idle, Ingeborg frets over work yet to be done. Fearing an early change of seasons, she takes matters into her own hands. Has the land become more important to Ingeborg than her own family?