The Promise of Dawn

The Promise of Dawn

Large Print - 2017
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Minnesota, 1909. When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive 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?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432841225
143284122X
Characteristics: large print
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Aug 13, 2017

A sweet beginning to a new series by Lauraine Snelling based in Minnesota, Rune and Signe Carlson travel with their boys from Norway in the early 1900s. Relying on the generosity and hospitality of an aunt and uncle, they immigrate in hopes of one day being able to farm on their own land. Uncle Einar and Aunt Gerd are not as expected, and the Carlsons begin to adapt and attempt to hold onto their dreams as they learn more about family, faith, and forgiveness.

I look forward to the next installment!

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