The Promise of Dawn

(Under Northern Skies #1)

Book Cover: The Promise of Dawn
Part of the Under Northern Skies series:
  • The Promise of Dawn
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: B01MUHIO5O
Pages: 384
Paperback
ISBN: 9780764218965
Pages: 384

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?

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About the Author

Lauraine Snelling is a member of the more than Two Million Books In Print club, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write “horse books for kids.” 

Her dreams manifested into reality in 1982 with Tragedy on the Toutle, a story about a girl and her horse caught in the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. Lauraine continued the dream, publishing two more best-selling series: High Hurdles and Golden Filly, and expanded into writing inspirational romances for adults.

Her Norwegian heritage spurred her to craft An Untamed Land, volume one of the Red River of the North family saga and a trilogy called Return to Red River. Due to reader demand she then wrote two further Bjorklund series called Daughters of Blessing and Home to Blessing. Three more historical sets have followed, one set during the Civil War, A Secret Refuge, which traced the journey of a young woman leading Thoroughbreds across the country to safety, a series called Dakotah Treasures, and her most recent series, Wild West Wind.

Writing about real issues within a compelling story is a hallmark of Lauraine’s style, shown in her contemporary romances and women’s fiction which has probed the issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence and cancer.

All told, she has over 70 books published. She thinks. She’s not sure. She’d rather write them than count them. Lauraine’s work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish and German as well as produced as books on tape.

Awards have followed her dedication to “telling a good story”: the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

Lauraine's books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists and are frequently featured in the Crossings Book Club. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, live in California and have two grown sons.


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