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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauraine Snelling Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Home to Blessing Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449814786
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Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has been studying medicine under Dr. Elizabeth Bjorklund’s direction and dreams of joining her practice in Blessing, North Dakota. 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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  • “Fans of faith-based historicals...are sure to enjoy Astrid’s story.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 2/13/2014

    " I'm sorry to say that this book was forgettable for me. It was sweet in a few places, and I did really like a few of the characters....but I found myself struggling to finish it....and skipping over some of it. It was definately very ummmm preachy. I love a good Christian romance but to me this one was a bit over the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/1/2014

    " There are A LOT of characters in this book to try & keep straight. It took me a little while to remember who everyone is as the story unfolded. I like Snelling's subject and thought that she did an excellent job of bringing the Norwegian culture into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/29/2014

    " This was the first time that I had read this author. It was a book about a young women learning to be a doctor. She assisted the current doctor in her town until it was time for her to get further education. She moved to Chicago from North Dakota to learn more. She got to experience surgeries and do cadavers. She was very homesick and had a love interest at home. Her days were very busy and long. At the end she had a decision to make. She could go back home, go to more schooling in Chicago or become a missionary in Africa. She was so unsure of what to do. The very last page it told you her decision. Now I have to read the next one to see what happens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camiba | 1/16/2014

    " Boring, mostly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 1/16/2014

    " A; Astrid finally gets to stretch her legs and live. She goes to Chicago for medical training and is given the idea of becoming a missionary in Africa. Her heart is torn between home, the man she's getting to know, and what God's calling actually may be. The book ends in a 'to be continued' fashion with her embarking on a train to Georgia for missionary training. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 12/9/2013

    " Ok I like a good christen romance as much as the next romance seeking mom but this was too much. I think they prayed in this book 20 times before the first chapter had even ended. WHo does that? It was not realistic even for back then. It bugged me too much....I just can't read anymore of this author I guess. I couldn't finish it and had to put it down. I wish there was a rating for tried to read it and couldn't. "

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

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 12/3/2013

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Voight | 11/19/2013

    " its a very good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/25/2013

    " So far the book was hard to get started and keep my attention. I'm not far into it, however it's getting better. I hope to finish it soon "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 10/6/2013

    " I really enjoyed the medical/science portion of the book, but would have enjoyed it even more with some romance. The romance in this book was almost nill. I don't even want to read the rest! I'm afraid they'll be just as lacking and waste my time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 6/30/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey Grant | 6/4/2013

    " Just finished...Great book, Great writing...but left me hanging with so many unanswered questions! I guess I have to read the next book now. :) I love the family she has created! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 5/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laityfamily | 3/30/2013

    " I always enjoy her stories and I love to lose myself in the culture of North Dakota in the early 1900s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fran | 2/26/2013

    " It was harder to read and follow at the beginning than her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Gerbode | 11/21/2012

    " 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 Mel | 10/5/2012

    " 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!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helenclare | 3/20/2012

    " This is the first of Lauraine Snelling's books that I read. The characters interweave in many more of her books. Easy reading. Fun characters to follow. Very pleasant story lines. I enjoy her books for an easy story when my mind is filled with too much heavy thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/4/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 11/28/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jtaylorjp06 | 9/12/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. There are a lot of characters to figure out that are previously introduced in another series, but this was book one in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/10/2011

    " Loved this story from this series. Such a good clean story of pioneer imigrants developing the land in the Dakotas. This story left a hanging ending...Is there another one in the series? Gotta find out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 6/20/2011

    " Love this series! I have read all of the Red River Series groups. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 5/29/2011

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

  • 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 Snelling

Lauraine Snelling has over two million books in print, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write for young adults. Soon she had two bestselling series and expanded her repertoire to inspirational romances for adults, winning a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter. She has over fifty books published and her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German.

About the Narrator

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine.