An Untamed Land (#01 in Red River North Series)
- Publisher Ingeborg and Roald Bjorklund leave Norway for the promise of free land and a good life in America. But little could they foresee the price they will have to pay to wrest a living from the virgin prairie. Will they survive the hardships of that first winter?
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She had promised herself that once they left the fjords of Norway, she would never look back. The promise of free land lures Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway, and after three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, they finally arrive at the docks of New York City. This new land promises a rich heritage for their children, and here they hope to build a good life. After a long journey by train and then by covered wagon, the Bjorklunds finally arrive in Dakota Territory, where they settle on the banks of the Red River of the North. But the virgin prairie refuses to yield its treasure without a struggle. Will Roald and Ingeborg be strong enough to overcome the hardships of that first winter? Proud of their heritage and sustained by their faith, they came to tame a new land.
Ingeborg and Roald Bjorklund leave Norway for the promise of free land and a good life in America. But little could they foresee the price they will have to pay to wrest a living from the virgin prairie. Will they survive the hardships of that first winter?
Meet the Author
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.
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This story gives an insight into the early settlement by foreigners into America and the hardships they faced in bleak weather conditions and lack of goods and money to establish farms.
This book by Lauraine Snelling depicts the extreme hardships that faced the early American immigrants and settlers. Her historical research ensures an accurate picture. I admire their stamina, skill and unending work. They endurance was remarkable. Tragedy often struck, especially on the prairies that had extreme and harsh storms and heat. The heroine of this book was not immune to such tragedies. I found this book was not one to 'read without stopping' but rather to read - coming back to catch up with a friend.