November 14, 2017

Review Catch Up Marathon!: The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling

Bethany House; 384 pages; $15.99; Amazon

I meant to have this review posted yesterday, but I'm under the weather with the flu, so my plan is to write this post and a couple of other posts (that were meant to posted today) tonight.

Anyway, I'm reviewing The Promise of Dawn, book one in the Under Northern Skies series, by Lauraine Snelling. The novel centers on Rune and Signe Carlson, a poor married couple living in Norway who receive a loan from a relative, Einar Strand, for passage to the United States. Upon arriving in Minnesota with their three sons, they quickly learn that Uncle Einar and his wife, Gird, are difficult to get along with. To pay back the cost of their voyage, they have to help clear the family's land.

Rune and Signe both dream of owning their own land and building their own home, but as long as their in debt to the Strands, their dreams will never come true.

Final Thoughts

I've read several novels by author Lauraine Snelling, so I thought I had a good idea of what The Promise of Dawn would be about by just glancing at the cover art. Sadly, my assumptions weren't true, as the book turned out to be something completely different than what I was expecting. Which isn't a bad thing!

The story is well-written with intriguing characters, and wonderful descriptions. Once word to sum up the theme would be "faith," which the character Signe's trust in the Lord is put the ultimate test. Overall, I enjoyed reading The Promise of Dawn, and I recommend it to other readers.

*Note - I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over 5 million copies. Besides writing books and article, she teaches at writer's conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California, with basset hound Sir Winston and their "three girls," big golden hens.

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