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A Promise for Ellie (Daughters of Blessing Series #1)

A Promise for Ellie (Daughters of Blessing Series #1)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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Return to Blessing, North Dakota, with the story of Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold. After graduating in May of 1900, the two make plans to marry once the harvest is over and their new house is finished. They spend the summer working hard, and the Lord seems to shine on and in them in a special way. Everyone rejoices in their happiness. Everyone except for Toby

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Return to Blessing, North Dakota, with the story of Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold. After graduating in May of 1900, the two make plans to marry once the harvest is over and their new house is finished. They spend the summer working hard, and the Lord seems to shine on and in them in a special way. Everyone rejoices in their happiness. Everyone except for Toby Valders, who is determined to get even for all the drubbings he has taken from Andrew through the years. Andrew, however, has promised Ellie there will be no more fistfights. But when their new barn burns--and many of their possessions and dreams with it--Andrew throws his vows of nonviolence aside, reaping bitter consequences. Why is the life he has so looked forward to now unraveling so quickly? (Daughters of Blessing Book 1)

Editorial Reviews

romancedesigns.com
"A very well written return to the Red River series, I was easily able to place myself in 1900 North Dakota. The attention to detail and extensive research gave this reader a wonderful sense of time and place. The trials and tribulations of farming and living off the land, the discovering of their faith and living within that faith are aptly portrayed. The cast of characters were well rounded, interesting, and realistic as well. "
Christian Book Previews.com
If you have a love for historical fiction, get this book! When I finished reading it I was inspired and encouraged to appreciate the little things in life, taking nothing for granted. Life is never easy, but it's worth the glorious journey and we come out of our hard times stronger and wiser, realizing how God was and is with us every step of the way.
B. J. Sedlock
Snelling creates some good word-pictures, as in a scene where a mother gives a toddler a piece of candy, then reaps the sticky consequences. The main characters are well developed, and I didn't feel the lack of not having read the original series. (B.J. Sedlock, Historical Novels Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441203465
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Daughters of Blessing Series , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,361
File size:
3 MB

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Violet Nesdoly
"For a wholesome love story set in a place and time sure to stir up feelings of nostalgia, A Promise for Ellie is a solid choice." (blogcritics.org)

Meet the Author

LAURAINE SNELLING is the bestselling, award-winning author of over forty novels. 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.
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold nearly 5 million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California. Learn more at www.laurainesnelling.com.

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