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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren Narrator: Stephanie Brush Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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They traveled to America in search of freedom and prosperity....

Elsa Anders' dream of marrying Peder Ramstad is about to come true. Can this strong-willed, creative woman with a love for independence, adventure, and the sea find happiness with a captain who insists upon leaving her safely on shore?

Peder Ramstad is driven by a love for the sea, and for his wife. He is determined to make a success of his new shipyard. Yet his desperate need to control his house and fate may destroy that which he treasures the most.

Kaatje Janssen is broken hearted over her husband's infidelity. As Elsa's friend she prays that a journey to America will mark a new beginning, and a bright future for her marriage, and her unborn child.

Tora Anders, Elsa's 16-year old sly younger sister, knows just what she wants, and exactly how to get it. Heaven help the man or woman who stands in her way.

From the towering mountain coasts of Norway, to the rocky coast of Maine, and across the turbulent, danger filled waves of the open sea - this is an epic saga of perseverance, passion, faith, and fidelity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clockstein Lockstein | 2/3/2014

    " The Captain's Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren is the first in the Northern Lights Trilogy about Norwegian immigrants to the US in 1880. Elsa Anders has been in love with Peder Ramstad since they were children together back in Bergen. The day of their wedding, they, along with several neighbors, boarded his ship destined for Camden, Maine to begin a new shipyard there. Tora, Elsa's strong-willed younger sister, stows away onboard and begins an clandestine relationship with with Soren, who is married to pregnant Kaatje . Karl, Peder's first mate and best friend, is trying to fight his feelings for Elsa, but close confines only bring them to a boil. I'm not always a fan of historical romances, especially Christian ones. They all too often are saccharine and predictable, but Bergren's tale of these tempestuous Norwegians is compelling and fantastic, a true joy to read. Peder struggles to juggle his roles as husband and captain, while Elsa tries to practice submission without giving up her dreams. Tora is feisty and unforgettable , and while her actions are at times shocking, she's never boring or a stereotype. Even though this book is over ten years old, it's incredibly relevant. I will definitely be seeking out the rest of the books in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michele | 1/20/2014

    " A thoroughly enjoyable historical novel about a group of Norwegian immigrants moving to the US. It was especially heartwarming to hear how proud they were to learn English and to be truly American. The author did a great job of capturing my interest for the story and the characters, but left enough dangling so that I can't wait to get the next volume of the series. The characters were real - subject to all the normal human faults and struggles but they also showed how their faith shaped their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hayley | 1/17/2014

    " This book was slow at times but good enough to follow through with the next in the series. I did feel as though there were a lot of unanswered questions at the end. It was a bit of a let down to have no answers to the characters dilemmas that you've grown so interested in. I didn't believe the reader should absolutely have to pick up the next in the series to have answers to the really important questions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tina | 1/17/2014

    " Good story and characters, but much too slow. It was also disappointing to be left without some of the main plot points being resolved at the end. "

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