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  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Large Print; Lrg edition (September 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410400115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410400116
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,177,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this third volume of the "Red River of the North" series (e.g., A New Day Rising, Bethany, 1996), mishap continues to prey on the extended Bjorklund family, who immigrated to and settled on the Dakota prairie in the 1880s. However, the Bjorklunds have a strong faith in God and continue to believe life will improve. Unfortunately, Kaaren Knutson gives birth to twin girls under difficult circumstances and then realizes that one has been born deaf. Another Bjorklund relative, Solveig, arrives from Norway, only to be injured in a train accident. Meanwhile, the unsettled prairie is becoming a thing of the past. As family sagas go, this is a sound one, with some compelling characters and conflicts. Readers who want gentle romance novels should find this as appealing as the previous volumes.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

LAURAINE SNELLING is an award-winning author of fifty-plus books, including her beloved series Dakotah Treasures and Red River of the North. She also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Book 3 in Red River of the North opens with Penny writing to the absent Hjelmer who has fled the area to avoid a "shotgun wedding" trick. Even though he is young and immature, he is a hard worker with an eye for the future and inside information on the plans of the railroad. Kaaren delivers twins, nearly dying. One twin is not healthy and Lars cannot accept his deaf daughter. School is in full swing in the prairie schoolhouse, with Kaaren as teacher.
Ingeborg and Haaken travel a far distance by train to escort home the seriously injured younger sister of Kaaren. Solveig is a bitter, disappointed young woman who was on her way to join her sister, but whose future is crushed in a train wreck. Face scarred and barely walking, she goes home with Ingeborg and Haaken. Olaf, Kaaren's long lost uncle, mysteriously turns up after a long absence and his many talents make him useful and loved.
Penny has finally decided to travel to Fargo for work and further schooling. The farms continue to progress - a large wooden barn now graces the homestead of Ingeborg who gives birth to another baby, Haaken's first biological child. Metiz continues to weave in and out of the lives of the pioneer families. Her grandson, Baptiste, stays with his friend Thorliff to go to school and help with the farm work.
As much as she balks, Ingeborg gives up her plowing and hunting after teaching young Thorliff to take her place. As usual, tragedy does not pass over them without leaving scars. A tragic fire, blizzards and failing farms cause loss of life and dreams. Agnes give birth to a stillborn daugher. She harbors intensive anger toward Hjelmer for hurting her dear niece, Penny.
The railroad is coming and the time for proving up their land arrives.
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I am giving this book five stars because this series is eons better than others I have read. The characters are human, quirky, and loveable. Their struggle to tame the land is not glossed over as it is in so many historical novels. Even the details of their everday life ring true.
However, having read the first four books, I have a few questions. What is the order of the Baards' children? In the course of _A Land to Call Home_, Gus is older than Rebecca but then Rebecca is older than Gus. Do the Valders have children or not? In this book they do but in book four they do not, if I remember correctly. Finally, Penny is Agnes' neice, so why is she referred to in book four as Agnes' daughter's aunt rather than cousin?
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By A Customer on July 23 1998
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This book was just as excellant as the first two. Ingeborg Bjorklund looks back at all the labor the first four years of taming the new land have brought her. Hjelmer her brother-in-law has traveled west to work on the railroad and he only sends one letter to Penny who is waiting back home for him. Penny is trying to keep her promise but there are other eligible gentlemen waiting. The homesteaders must still trust God to get through their struggles. This was an excellant book and I highly recommend it for any reader craving a good fiction book!!!
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There is much happiness and hope in this book. Ingeborg's marriage to Haakan is a wonderful blessing to her and her children. There are some new characters to add spice to the books and the discovery of Grace's deafness to add tears, but Kaaren and Ingeborg's faith continues to grown in the face of the difficulties that come from farming and joys of proving up their homesteads.
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