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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (945 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 Daughters of Blessing Series Release Date: June 1997 ISBN: 9781440740602
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Award-winning author of over 50 inspiring books Lauraine Snelling sets this compelling novel in Blessing, North Dakota of 1900. After two long years, hardworking dairy farmer Andrew Bjorklund is thrilled to see his fiancée Ellie Wold again. But when materials to build their new home are delayed, Andrew grudgingly postpones the wedding. While Ellie works at the post office, Andrew finishes their new barn. Soon a tragedy threatens their future and forces them to fully rely upon God. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winnie | 2/18/2014

    " so far, it is awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly M | 2/7/2014

    " The first in a series of 4, this book (and series) is actually a sequel to a larger series of books all about pioneers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and (the original series spans 1880 to about 1900) takes place in the first 4 or 5 years of the 20th century. The characters in these 4 books are the daughters of the women in the first series. These books appealed to my love of all things pioneer, "Little House on the Prairie", life in simpler times, and very Christian without being preachy at all. Loved them all, can't wait to go back and read the original series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi | 1/25/2014

    " This one was painfully boring for me... somehow I finished it, but not sure why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alesia Johnston | 1/21/2014

    " i liked the setting of this book. it was told the same as i would think things would happen then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Mathers | 1/21/2014

    " This book has a wonderful storyline. It has a beautiful ending and the story will also make you laugh and cry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi | 1/16/2014

    " I couldn't make myself finish it. It was very slow and even halfway through the plot was just not moving quickly. Maybe I will go back to it, maybe not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/12/2014

    " Clean, but not compelling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2014

    " It was soooooo long. I guess I like my stories to move along and this read like an endless preachy documentary. Not that it was poorly written or anything, but it just wasn't compelling. It took me a few weeks to listen to it because I was too bored by it to get back to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/8/2014

    " Nothing earth shattering....Just good, clean, uplifting, Christian reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/8/2014

    " The Christian version of what I call a trashy romance novel. (Romance without the trash -- Christian version because there's a lot of praying, going to church, etc. in it and no smut, plus they actually stay chaste until they're married.) You won't actually have to read Snelling's other books before you read this one. I hadn't read any of her previous books before I read this one and didn't feel like I had missed anything major. It might encourage you to go get some of her other books though as she does reference story lines and events that I assume are in some of her previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dori | 12/31/2013

    " A simple story about the complexity of forgiveness written in the setting of a simpler time and place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/30/2013

    " This book was a nice read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 12/23/2013

    " I really enjoy this book . It about forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/7/2013

    " It was enjoyable to listen to while I cooked but not one I would necessarily read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 11/8/2013

    " I good book, but I realized there is a series before this! I love Lauraine Snelling books so this isn't a problem! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 11/1/2013

    " This book focuses on Andrew and Ellie. Andrew is Ingeborg's 2nd son. (Really he's her 1st son as Thorliff was her 1st husband's son from his 1st marriage, but Ingeborg raised him from the time he was just a little boy). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 10/10/2013

    " Sweet story. Make sure to read the two series before this book; it'll make alot more sense if you do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/24/2013

    " This was a good continuation of the Red River Valley series. If you like to follow a family through many generations it is pretty good. It is a Christian fiction book so there are bible and God references. It is not overpowering but is a part of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 8/7/2013

    " gift from Sarah for my Birthday "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 8/3/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the story talks about young love and the dissappointments that we have when we are young and in love and how we must rely on God no matter what. The trials and tribulations are what make us wise and our love strong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 7/24/2012

    " Decent book, not great. Plot line is a little simplistic. The best Christian literature leaves me inspired to be like one of the characters. Unfortunately, this book didn't inspire me that way. I plan to read the next book in the series, but I'm not racing to the library to pick it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TeriC | 1/19/2012

    " A good look at times past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 10/5/2011

    " Good books, but not so exciting. I never actually finished the whole series. We drifted apart... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna Sommerfeldt | 9/3/2011

    " It was just OK..not my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/3/2011

    " This is the first in a series by Lauraine Snelling. I also read the 2nd or 3rd (not sure) in the series, and liked it a little better. This one teaches much about self-control, forgiveness, and faith, and should probably be read first in order to understand the relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 3/23/2011

    " It was just OK..not my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alesia | 2/3/2011

    " i liked the setting of this book. it was told the same as i would think things would happen then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 8/12/2010

    " This book was a nice read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 7/5/2010

    " Nothing earth shattering....Just good, clean, uplifting, Christian reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 4/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the story talks about young love and the dissappointments that we have when we are young and in love and how we must rely on God no matter what. The trials and tribulations are what make us wise and our love strong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/2/2010

    " I really enjoy this book . It about forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/8/2009

    " It was enjoyable to listen to while I cooked but not one I would necessarily read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 5/10/2009

    " This is the first of Lauraine Snelling's books that I had read. I am not big on historical settings, but liked this one and enjoyed listening to the audio version which made a lot of Norwegian accents. It was a fun one to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 4/6/2009

    " gift from Sarah for my Birthday "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dori | 3/4/2009

    " A simple story about the complexity of forgiveness written in the setting of a simpler time and place. "

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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.