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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…

©2013 Lauraine Snelling (P)2013 Recorded Books

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OK book.

I thought this book a boring till about the last few hours of the book.

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Be Patient

The story goes into too much detail and this makes it hard to keep the readers interest to stay with the book until it starts to become an interesting story, which is in the middle of the book. All the different Norwegian family’s names were a bit confusing and it took awhile to get everyone figured out. I did enjoy the second half of the book. 📚

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more like documents on the times

This was a good detailed documentary on day to day life of the times. Storey and relationships did not develop by the middle of the book. I stopped there and I had even paid for the audio version. I have read a book by Smelling that was good.

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Loved every minute of this book!

This is a book that is safe for the whole family to listen to in the car. absolutely loved this book!

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The Beginning.

I started off with books in the future and am circling back to the start. It is interesting to see how Ingeborg meets her first husband. The narrative was good but after listening to Stina in future books I miss the accents. Cannot wait for more!

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This is a great historical work of fiction, well worth your time.

I really enjoyed this read. I loved hearing the story of this young woman as she delivered her first baby as she traveled into the mountains with her family and as she fell in love. I cried along with her during her heart break. And I rejoiced as spring came to her land and into her heart.

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wholesome writing

great start to a excellent series the writing is super good the characters are lovable the family values are a learning experience with clean Godly undertone the narrator did a wonderful job I will be reading more

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Slow and a surprising, disheartening twist

Not wanting to divulge anything that might ruin the book for anyone that hasn't read it but...I couldn't believe how it all ended up, kind of like what was the point of that whole story and development of certain characters? I'm hopeful that the rest of the series will begin to make more sense and that this one was just supposed to set up the rest of the series. It was pretty detailed and slow in much of the story and then the "good stuff" was all for naught by the end. I've been trying to find a true series with returning characters so we'll see if this one ends up being it.

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great beginning

only wish I had read this one before some of the others I have read

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Great Story

This was a great story. I could just imagine the places. I love when writers do that. I can't wait to get to the next book.