In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. She and her younger brother Ivar live in their own house, just a short distance from her older brother and his family. Together they work the farm and fell trees for lumber. They plan to grow ...
|Title||:||A Season of Grace|
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A Season of Grace Reviews
Changes are coming for Signe and Rune's family, especially for Nilda Carlson!
Nilda Carlson is trying to get over an attack she suffered at the hands of Dreng Nygaard. She hopes to start a new life in Blackduck MN but as she settles in she discovers that Dreng has also settled there. Nilda tries to give him a second chance as she establishes herself in a new life as the assistant to a wealthy woman.
I really enjoyed this book as it is set about 100 miles south of where I live. The characters are real and the plot is fast paced and entertaining. So grab a cup of coffee, as ...more
A season of grace
I love Lauraine Smelling books. She is a wonderful writer. She draws you into the story into you feel a part of it.
I was so happy to get the last book in the Under Northern Skies Series by Lauraine Snelling. This series is wonderful. Thank you NetGalley for providing the book in exchange for my honest review.
As I mentioned previously this is the last book in the series. I just went back and re-read the first chapter to see if this book made sense as a stand alone, and it does. So, I guess, technically you could read this book without having read the other two before it, but it makes this book so much better ...more
While this could be read as a stand-alone, it is much richer if read in the context of the world Snelling has created around the town of Blessing. This book is from the series Under Northern Skies #3. While this family has a connection to the family that located in Blessings, this is a different location.
But as always, Snelling draws us into the family and into the time period. We hear the creak of the harness and groan at the never-ending labor put in to create a life in the new land. This is ...more
This is book 3 in this series and it was very good.You should read book#1 and book#2 before you read this one so you know who the characters are.The main character is Nilda who lived in Norway and came to the United States with her brother Ivar to live with their older brother Rune and his family.
Nilda and Ivar meet a very rich lady(Mrs. Schoenleber) on the train and she takes them under her wing and invites them to stay at her house until they are reunited with family.After they are settled wit ...more
This is a lovely slice of life story about Norwegian immigrants in early 20th Century Northern Minnesota, with drama provided by the appearance of the charming but menacing Dreng Nygaard, that is as neatly wrapped up as possible given that it appears to be the middle book in a story arc that focuses primarily on Nilda Carlson. As such, reading the series in order will likely enhance the reader's engagement with the characters and improve the reading experience.
While the writing is good, it has ...more
This is not your typical historical romance. This is the third in the Under Northern Skies series and I feel you need to read them all to get the best understanding of the story line. I have not read them all and struggled a little but it is still a good story. This series seems to focus on an entire family and friends, where they all play important rolls in the entire story. Nilda Carlson is the main character in this particular novel and she must learn a lot about herself and the cou ...more