A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing Series #1)

A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing Series #1)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid.

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Overview

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764206092
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Home to Blessing Series, #1
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
494,332
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 60 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over two million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband live in Tehachapi, California.

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Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and thought I would like it. After fifty something pages I lost interest in the book. I kept reading thinking it had to get better. (something I do sometimes then am really annoyed when I finish the book and it isn't any better) When she left to go to Chicago is when I lost interest. I found the chapters of her gone interesting but not the chapters of her home. The characters did not hold my interest and I skipped chapters until I was reading about her again in Chicago. The ending was not good to abrupt. It was just a waste of my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
VicG More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of interviewing Lauraine Snelling, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for her new book, "A Measure Of Mercy" Book One in the Home To Blessing series published by Bethany House. This is the fourth series of books that return us to the Red River Valley in North Dakota and the fictional town of Blessing. This time the focus is on Astrid Bjorklund who has been studying under her sister-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Bjorklund, to be a doctor. Now the time has come to go to Chicago and learn everything that she can over there and receive a medical degree. After that Astrid will return home To Blessing to help Elizabeth build and open a hospital which the two of them will run. Just before she is to leave a medical missionary from Africa comes and Astrid feels that this man is talking directly to her and that God wants her to go to Africa to be a much needed doctor for two years. Compounding things Joshua Landsverk returns to Blessing with two things on his mind: 1) to make a living not farming and to court Astrid. He manages to get work and begins to build a home but the courting comes to a halt due to her leaving for Chicago. While the focus is on Astrid that does not mean that all the other cast members of Blessing are missing. No indeed, they are all present and all have a part in the ongoing story. The people of Blessing are so easy to fall in love with and Ms. Snelling is such a wonderful writer that we easily get caught up in everyone's life. These are wonderful people and we wish that we had these kind of people for our neighbors. There are wonderful themes that flow throughout the story, Family, love of God, friendship, hard work and Ms. Snelling makes them all elegant. To really understand what I am trying to say you would have to read the book. I guarantee that you will enjoy it and be looking out for the second book in the series. If you missed the interview for "A Measure Of Mercy" and would like to listen to it please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand. To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Nean More than 1 year ago
She is one of the best. Her characters are so real that when you finish a book about Blessing, You miss the people.
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Lauraine is a great author! Love these series!
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I enjoyed this book, and the others in this series.
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A good read!
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It is a great book
NJG More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book but I was really shocked that it ended as abruptly as it did. I was disappointed that it did not give closure to some of the characters.