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A Breath of Hope

Narrated by: Christina Moore
Series: Under Northern Skies, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter arrives with an offer to pay her passage, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother, Ivar, accompanies her, and they are thrilled to join older brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. But America is not everything Nilda imagined. A terrifying experience in a lumber camp shakes Nilda's confidence and trust in men, but a job helping a young widow raise her children and run her farm gives her a chance to build her own life. 

When she meets Fritz, the children's schoolteacher, she is initially unimpressed and uninterested. His kindness and passion for learning begin to win her over, but how can she sacrifice her dreams for the future for a man she's still not sure of?

©2018 Lauraine Snelling (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Lavoin
  • 14-07-19

Interesting

Snelling is one of the best authors for word pictures. The descriptions are so vivid that you can see and feel (and smell) every minute of the book.

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  • aja
  • 16-04-19

Great read

I love Lauraine Snelling's book. The endings and events aren't always happy ever after. Great Stories.

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  • Jill
  • 04-01-19

Norwegian settlers

This story focuses on a family from Norway who came to America to realize a dream of owning land and settled in Minnesota. I have loved all of Lauraine Snelling’s books, especially the series set near the Red River of North Dakota. That series, as this one, is centered around a Norwegian settlement. I love their focus on hard work, family, and faith!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-18

another interesting family of immigrants

a good insite of the hard life people lived. great story, anxious for next book.