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Title:
A season of grace
ISBN:
9780764218989

9780764230639

9780764230646
Publication:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
Physical Description:
311 pages ; 23 cm
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bk. 3.
Summary:
"In 1906 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's life now resembles the images that filled her dreams in Norway. But when she spots the man from her terrifying past in town, her new life and hope for love could come crashing down around her. Did danger follow her across the Atlantic?"-- Provide by publisher.
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Snelling,L. Season
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FIC SNELLING 2018
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INSPIRATIONAL SNELLING
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Snelling, L.
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IF SNELLING
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IF SNELLING Lauraine
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Summary

Summary

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. But though she has two suitors--a quiet schoolteacher and a handsome lumberjack--Nilda feels hesitant. A terrifying experience in Norway has made her cautious where men are concerned. When she thinks she sees the man in question, all her fears come flooding back. Is it possible the danger has followed her across the Atlantic? If Dreng Nygaard is truly in Minnesota, all of her dreams for the future could come crashing down around her.


Author Notes

Lauraine Snelling began her career writing children's books. Her first book, Tragedy on the Toutle, was published in 1982. She wrote the High Hurdles series and The Golden Filly series before turning her focus to inspirational romances for adults. Her works include the Red River of the North family saga, Return to Red River trilogy the Daughters of Blessing series, and the Home to Blessing series. She won the Silver Angel award for An Untamed Land, the Romance Writers of American Golden Heart for Song of Laughter, and the 2014 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Inspirational Fiction.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

The Carlsons settle into their new lives in Minnesota in Snelling's strong third Under Northern Skies novel (after A Breath of Hope). In 1910, Nilda Carlson, who immigrated to America from Norway, begins assisting the wealthy Mrs. Schoenleber, who needs help managing a large estate and packed social calender, in the town of Blackduck. Nilda's job takes her from her family for days at a time but opens the door to high society. That society includes Dreng Nygaard, a young man who accosted Nilda back in Norway and who promises revenge on her for his being sent to America as punishment. Nilda refuses to be scared by Dreng, and Snelling affectingly portrays the emotional toil such abuse has on Nilda. When the suddenly repentant Dreng apologizes, the community counsels Nilda to accept and believe him against her own judgment. She gives him another chance to redeem himself in her eyes, but he attempts to rape her when she leaves her house alone. Nilsa's fight against Dreng emerges as an instructive, emotional study of how a church community deals with the fallout of sexual harassment and abuse. With themes that have contemporary resonance, Snelling's powerful historical drama will appeal to inspirational readers of all types. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.