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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (739 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauraine Snelling Narrator: Renee Ertl Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Home to Blessing Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781608145751
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Beloved author Lauraine Snelling returns again to her popular Red River Valley setting. Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has been studying medicine under Dr. Elizabeth Bjorklund’s direction and dreams of joining her practice in Blessing. But when a missionary arrives and tells of the need for medical ministry in Africa, he seems to look directly at her. Could God be calling her to go to Africa? Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he’s never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her, and love begins to bloom. When the opportunity opens for Astrid to go to Chicago for further training, she finds it difficult to leave home … and Joshua. They agree to correspond, but after receiving only one letter from him, she learns he’s left town—again. Believing Joshua no longer loves her, Astrid makes an impetuous, heart-wrenching decision. Will she regret the choice she’s made?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy VanSpunky | 2/14/2014

    " I was very disappointed as this book just seemed to go nowhere... Certain characters were not developed fully--Joshua Landsvard, for one. I felt like the whole book was just a "teaser" for you to read the 2nd one. I have never read Lauraine Snelling before and I'm not too jazzed if this is indicative of her writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/10/2014

    " A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling was an inspirational book that made you think about lifes meaning and all the good things we are able to do if we work together and think about others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 1/29/2014

    " I did not like it first; it seemed like it took awhile to get going. Astrid's doubt when she first got to the hospital was annoying too. I know it's hard to trust God sometimes but she seemed to completely forget who He was. I expected the climax to come much earlier but all in all, it was a decent read. I plan to read the next in the series to see how it ends "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/29/2014

    " I usually enjoy Snelling's simple, nicely written historical novels, but this one was a bit harder to get through because it got way to 'Christian' for me. Labelled as 'Christian Reading' by the library, there were fairly lengthy passages of prayers in this book that weren't in the others, and which I found too forced. Although there has always been emphasis on living Godly lives in Snelling's books, and there has always been a reasonably fitting Christian bent to the story lines, this book came too close to going over the edge for me. I'm hoping that the sequels come back to center for those of us not in the Christian Right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/25/2014

    " Listened to and it was fine for that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 1/18/2014

    " Another great book about the people of Blessing ... I love that this series keeps going and going, but doesn't get old, I really feel like I know these people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Gray | 1/16/2014

    " A very good read. Anxious to read the next one in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/29/2013

    " First in the Home to Blessing series, though it's essentially still the same story of the Bjorklunds in the Dakota's. This series begins in about 1904. Wonderful! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camiba | 12/5/2013

    " Boring, mostly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/16/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but it took a little while to get into. Pretty predictable but I like the other books about this family so I enjoyed reading about the characters I have grown to love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 11/10/2013

    " Interesting series....looking forward to reading the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 10/18/2013

    " Though this is supposedly the start of a new series, this book apparently continues from a previous book or series, and it is hard to enjoy completely with no knowledge of previous happenings, which are often referred to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/10/2013

    " Pleasant and simple story. Good for the whole family. loved the reliance on God, but got a little tired of the Africa angst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Armstrong | 3/10/2013

    " I liked the fact that this book continued the story about Astrid's life in becoming a doctor. Astrid had many decisions to make including whether to go to Africa and be a missionary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Voight | 10/14/2012

    " its a very good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Petrina | 10/11/2012

    " This book didn't hold my interest as much as some of other Snelling's books. I thought the ending was abrubt and incomplete, and it didn't leave me with the feeling that I wanted to move on to her next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/2/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed "A Measure of Mercy". It's one of my favorite Lauraine Snelling novels. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 6/26/2012

    " Nothing out of the ordinary to mention about this book. A quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edith Brown | 6/4/2012

    " Very good book. Interesting and hard to put down. She is a writer that I have enjoyed every book of hers that I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kemily | 4/5/2012

    " It was an interesting story of faith, guidance, and love mingled in a great story line! A very well-written book by Lauraine Snelling!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 12/28/2011

    " Be warned: this is part of a new Red River series so there is no resolution at all. Disappointing for that reason. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 6/19/2011

    " This one started out better than others I've read by Snelling, but it sort of fizzled toward the end. Could be beacause it's the first of a series. Will be reading the second book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Gerbode | 4/7/2011

    " This was a very pleasant prairie story, of hard work, of tragedy, and of faith. Inspirational and thought provoking, the only disappointment is that it really didn't "end" ... but rather came to a junction, which requires the next books in the series to complete. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 3/11/2011

    " its a very good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 2/23/2011

    " Listened to and it was fine for that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2011

    " I liked the fact that this book continued the story about Astrid's life in becoming a doctor. Astrid had many decisions to make including whether to go to Africa and be a missionary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 1/1/2011

    " I loved how it told the story of Astrid's journey through becoming a doctor I'm so excited to read the next one and find about her and Joshua!! I hope they get married!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 10/5/2010

    " First in the Home to Blessing series, though it's essentially still the same story of the Bjorklunds in the Dakota's. This series begins in about 1904. Wonderful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 9/19/2010

    " Nothing out of the ordinary to mention about this book. A quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 5/24/2010

    " The heroine's crazy act was kind of off putting. I think I was just reading this for the romance and not any moral messages. I got bored, but I may try to read this again another time. "

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About the Author
Author Lauraine SnellingLauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at www.laurainesnelling.com.
About the Narrator

Renee Ertl is an audiobook narrator and actress with more than a hundred voice-over, print, on-camera commercial, and corporate video projects to her credit. She started working in the industry as an actress in summer stock and dinner theater, and she has traveled extensively, performing on cruise ships and touring with “Up with People.”