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Format:
Title:
A breath of hope
ISBN:
9781432848361
Edition:
Large Print edition.
Publication:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Compeny, 2018.
Physical Description:
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Number in series:
2.
General Note:
Unabridged.
Summary:
"Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives, offering to pay her ticket, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother Ivar accompanies her, and they can't wait to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. Signe and Rune Carlson are thrilled to welcome Nilda and Ivar to America, but life on the farm remains a struggle. Though Gerd has softened and grown to love the Carlson family, Einar is still harsh and unforgiving, obsessed solely with felling as many trees as possible. Rune is trying to build a new home for his wife and children, but Einar refuses to help and forbids anyone from the nearby community from stepping foot on his land. What dark secret must lie in his past to have caused him to isolate himself-- and anyone living under his roof-- in this way? When a tragedy lays the truth bare, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together like never before and become a true family."--Amazon.com.
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A CBA Bestselling AuthorUnder Northern Skies (Book 2)Nilda Carlson has been saving to go to America for months, so when a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives offering to pay her ticket, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother Ivar accompanies her, and they can't wait to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. Signe and Rune Carlson are thrilled to welcome them to America, but life on the farm remains a struggle . . .


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

This winsome second installment of Snelling's turn-of-the-19th-century Under Northern Skies series (after The Promise of Dawn) continues the story of Signe Carlson; her husband, Rune; and their three boys as they adjust to their new lives in Minnesota. While they miss family in Norway, Signe and Rune also look forward to the arrival of Rune's sister Nilda and brother Ivar, who have always dreamed of coming to America. As they continue to work clearing the land of Rune's uncle Einar in order to pay him back for their voyage to America, Einar becomes even more stubborn and mean, isolating himself for long stretches on the farm. Nilda and Ivar's arrival cheers those on the farm, but only briefly, as Einar becomes more overbearing each day. Snelling's slow-burning story relies heavily on her knowledge of farm life in the early Norwegian settlements as she packs the story with peculiar details of how families lived and survived. She also puts in a surprise that will leave readers reeling. Although her style can be tedious and plodding, Snelling's large base of fans will overlook those flaws in order to learn more about the Carlsons' dream of making a new life in America. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.