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Publisher's Summary

It had taken four long, difficult years to tame the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. Looking back through all the heartache and the body-breaking labor, Ingeborg Bjorklund knew that God had been with them every step of the way. Dreams that had turned into veritable nightmares had been reshaped with the promise of a new day rising, and her marriage to Haaken had been its sure sign.

Hjelmer travels west to work on the railroad, and, after sending only one letter to Penny, who has agreed to wait for him, he is not heard from again. As the months pass, Penny is pursued by other eligible suitors, and her love for Hjelmer is sorely tried. Will he ever return to keep his promise?

©1997 Lauraine Snelling (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Readers who want gentle romance novels should find this as appealing as the previous volumes." ( Library Journal)

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#3 book in this Red River series

I feel like I am there for every event in the book! I really enjoyed the quilting bees because the women used the materials saved each year. Nothing was ever wasted: not food, sewing material, or anything. I enjoyed the men building wood buildings and buying more equipment to sustain the farms.

The characters are individuals whom I'd like to know.

Great narration also.

A suggestion: please number the books in each series. I have to go elsewhere to see what to listen to next.

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great reading!!!!

Loved this book! Totally enjoying this series and love the narrator! This is great listening!

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Wonderful book!

I highly recommend this book! The writing is wonderful, with many details that help it seem as if you’re right there with the characters. The narration is the only drawback. The narrator leaves a lot to be desired. So often, she sounds like she is a computerized voice, and when there is any emotion, it’s not much. Ingeborg’s name gets mispronounced all of the time. Mrs. Snelling is a truly wonderful author, and I’ll continue on with the rest of the series, although I certainly wish they were narrated by someone different.

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A Land to Call Home

This is the second book I have read by Lauraine Smelling and I am looking forward to reading more from this wonderful author. Paired with narrator Callie Beaulieu , who lends her skills to bring the characters alive ,makes for hours of great reading .

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loved it

Loved it. Excellent writing, keeps you waiting and anticipating what will happen next. I highly recommend this series.

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Wonderful!

I loved this book. Am really becoming part of the Buorkland clan myself! looking forward to book 4!

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disappointing plot. it didn't breathe the same pr

this book was disappointing because the characters never seem to get where they wanted to be and had a hard time figuring out where they wanted to be. unlike other books in this series I didn't find the hope and promise of the new land and the future that people until the very end of the book.

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Love this series so much!

This series is a growing favorite of mine! From one moment to the next you have no clue what's gonna happen. !

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As Expected...

Lauraine Smelling and Callie Beaulieu have done it again. I was so happy that the story finally gave us a long awaited marriage and a name for their town. I cannot wait to hear what comes next.

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Land to Call Home

Great store. Loved hearing about that time period. Hard to but it down. Felt like you right there with them.