Blessing in Disguise (Red River of the North Series #6)

Blessing in Disguise (Red River of the North Series #6)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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Her first mistake was emigrating alone. Was this one even worse?

Augusta Bjorklund, after discovering her intended bridegroom married someone else, decided to leave her broken heart in Norway and start a new life in America. But knowing no English, Augusta misunderstands a ticket agent's directions in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in the harried confusion, she boards the

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Her first mistake was emigrating alone. Was this one even worse?

Augusta Bjorklund, after discovering her intended bridegroom married someone else, decided to leave her broken heart in Norway and start a new life in America. But knowing no English, Augusta misunderstands a ticket agent's directions in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in the harried confusion, she boards the wrong train.

Her Bjorklund relatives eagerly await Augusta's arrival in North Dakota. When the train reaches the town of Blessing with the woman nowhere in sight, the worried family hopes she will be on the next train. But the following morning only her trunk shows up.

Arriving at the end of the line, Augusta is met by a handsome young rancher, Kane Moyer, who is waiting for his Norwegian mail-order bride....

She told him she was headed for Blessing. Why will he not take her there?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764201967
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Red River of the North Series, #6
Edition description:
Repackaged Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
146,876
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with total sales of over two million copies. 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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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I waited for book six in this series because after book five I was ready to throw in the towel. However, this one more than compensated my determination to finish the series! Augusta- the oldest Bjorkland daughter is finally immigrating to the United States. Her mother, Bridget is excited to have her join the staff of her new Boarding House in the town of Blessing. Henry has come into Bridget's life, but she is way too old for romance - or is she? Kane is introduced in the book for the first time and is a bachelor-rancher who has sent for a mail order bride from Norway. He lives a whole state away in South Dakota. A lost letter of explanation lends incredible suspense and disaster to his life. A cluster of unavoidable situations and horrible consequences because of language barriers lead to some exciting, troubling legal, spiritual and familial fiascoes which take emotional toll and tax the patience of the familes of the participants. The storyline does move from Blessing to the Ranch and the journeys of Hjelmer but Snelling does a great job keeping it systematized and integrated. I found it somewhat frustrating to have to leave a character when the author chose to jump to a different location, but I understood her reasoning. A good portion of the book is consumed with the search for Augusta, carried out by Hjelmer and Henry at the insistence of Bridget. A generation gap complete with different expectations and considerably exclusive social mores causes part of this book to become a mystery as well. Many of the original characters are now in the background, and this book primarily features Hjelmer, Bridget, Kane and Augusta. The manner in which their lives become interwoven is masterfully orchestrated and carried out with intrigue, suspense and emotion. I highly recommend the complete series of six books, and I recently learned that Lauraine Snelling has instituted a down-the-line-sequel series titled 'Return to Red River.' The first book is called 'A Dream to Follow' and I intend to read this new series as well. I do think the author needs a finer tuned editing system to keep straight the names of her characters, but for the most part, the excitement of this final book in the series more than made up for the slight variations.
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If you like books with a family story line and placed in the early settlement of our country don't miss this series. I have read the entire series and hope there are more to come.
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I enjoyed each of these books!
mk63 More than 1 year ago
great story, book like new.