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An Untamed Land (Red River of the North Series #1)

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23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Welcome to Amerika and the Dakota Territory!

This is the first book in a wonderful series about life in the Dakota Territory prior to statehood. The author draws you into the characters that you feel like you are coming to Amerika for the first time. I also enjoyed learning about the Norwegian customs that these t...
This is the first book in a wonderful series about life in the Dakota Territory prior to statehood. The author draws you into the characters that you feel like you are coming to Amerika for the first time. I also enjoyed learning about the Norwegian customs that these two families brought to this young country. Then traveling west, it is like having a front row seat to all the action, frustration and celebrations that arise with life. I grew up reading the Little House books but now I have found an adult version of the Little House books. This book is Christian fiction so the character's trust in God and their faith in God are tested by the trials they face in this new country. After reading this book, I could hardly wait to continue with the sequels. One of my favorite parts in this book is when Ingeborg tries to find a market stand to pay for an apple her son is accused of stealing. She cannot speak English and soon becomes lost in New York City. She meets a wonderful man who befriends her in her time of trouble. She refers to him as her 'city angel.' After this incident the family realizes the need to learn to speak English in Amerika. They soon head west and find wonderful land in the Red River valley. The author describes the land so well that I want to visit North Dakota someday (but not during a blizzard). If you are looking for a new series to read, I highly recommend the Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling. The sequels are even better than this first book. I want to go live in this community and meet these wonderful people and then I have to remember they are fiction. That is the talent that Lauraine Snelling breathes into these characters. They seem real.

posted by Anonymous on January 2, 2001

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11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

NOT ALL OF HER SERIES ON NOOK!

I would like to see a complete series of L.Snellings just once! They give you one or two but not the complete series this really bothers me.Please print all of them or NONE !!!!

posted by Jilldn on August 31, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2011

    NOT ALL OF HER SERIES ON NOOK!

    I would like to see a complete series of L.Snellings just once! They give you one or two but not the complete series this really bothers me.Please print all of them or NONE !!!!

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    so sad not heartwarming at all

    one wife dies all husbands die most kids die why write such a sad story and could you write something beside coffee.. making coffee.. drinking coffee.. buy more coffee the word coffee takes up half the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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