Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Review: The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota 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?
I'm giving this book 4.5 stars
1: I really was hoping that this would be another Blessing book. Instead it's a spin-off series starring Ingeborg's cousins. And it really was so awesome. I enjoyed it a lot. (After I got over my initial sadness ;) )
2: I love how this wasn't a romance. I mean, there was some romance between Signe and Rune but they are already married so it's not typical "boy meets girl" and I enjoyed the different plot. It was really refreshing.
3: Have you ever seen such a great turn around as Gerd had? She started out as my least favorite and ended as one of my favorites. Honestly, I just loved the characters.... or at least all but one. But he was great to aim your hate at....
4: It had a great ending and definitely made me want to read more. I can't wait for more in this series. I love Lauraine Snelling's books. They are so perfect. (Usually.... I mean obviously no one is perfect but... you knew what I meant.)
5: This book had suchhhh a great cover. I kept closing it so I could touch the cover. It's soooo beautiful.
I received this book through the Bethany House blogging program