A Promise For Ellie (#01 in Daughters Of Blessing Series)
It's North Dakota, 1900, and Ellie Wold and Andrew Bjorklund are busily preparing house and home for when they finally marry. But everything turns awry when their belongings fall prey to arson, and Andrew seeks to get even with an...
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It's North Dakota, 1900, and Ellie Wold and Andrew Bjorklund are busily preparing house and home for when they finally marry. But everything turns awry when their belongings fall prey to arson, and Andrew seeks to get even with an old enemy.
Ellie Wold can't wait to graduate from high school. She and Andrew Bjorklund have been waiting to get married since, well, since forever, and in June they will finally wed. When Andrew announces they have to postpone the wedding, she's disappointed but takes it in stride--there must be a good reason, or Andrew's pa wouldn't ask it of them. But Andrew is angry and can't understand why Ellie isn't upset too, especially when they'd been planning to "marry up" ever since they were in grade school. Disgruntled, he works out his frustration in stubborn determination to finish building their barn and mail-order house, working himself to exhaustion. But just when the new house is nearly finished, an unthinkable tragedy occurs. Throwing aside the vow he made to Ellie, Andrew seeks revenge. As their plans unravel, it looks as if their love may not survive. Is this the end of their dream? (Daughters of Blessing Book 1)
Return to Blessing, North Dakota, with the story of Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold. After graduating in May of 1900, the two make plans to marry once the harvest is over and their new house is finished. They spend the summer working hard, and the Lord seems to shine on and in them in a special way. Everyone rejoices in their happiness. Everyone except for Toby Valders, who is determined to get even for all the drubbings he has taken from Andrew through the years. Andrew, however, has promised Ellie there will be no more fistfights. But when their new barn burns-and many of their possessions and dreams with it-Andrew throws his vows of nonviolence aside, reaping bitter consequences. Why is the life he has so looked forward to now unraveling so quickly?
Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author of over 50 books including The Healing Quilt, The Way of Women, and Saturday Morning. The recipient of the Silver Angel Award and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart, 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.