The Reapers' Song (Red River of the North Series #4)

The Reapers' Song (Red River of the North Series #4)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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Ever so slowly Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland. With the coming of the railroad, the small town of Blessing begins to prosper, and the Bjorklund family is reaping the promised harvest that had lured them from their beloved home in Norway.

But for Ingeborg and Haakan, realizing their dreams will not come without a struggle

Overview

Ever so slowly Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland. With the coming of the railroad, the small town of Blessing begins to prosper, and the Bjorklund family is reaping the promised harvest that had lured them from their beloved home in Norway.

But for Ingeborg and Haakan, realizing their dreams will not come without a struggle. After their own fields are harvested, Haakan and the neighboring men take the steam engine and the separator on the road, threshing for other homesteaders in return for a portion of their grain. With Haakan away and the fields standing idle, Ingeborg frets over work yet to be done. Fearing an early change of seasons, she takes matters into her own hands.

Has the land become more important to Ingeborg than her own family?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Snelling (A Land To Call Home, LJ 6/1/97) begins with the compelling story of Zeb MacCallister, who flees Missouri for the West after accidentally murdering a neighbor. Reluctantly teaming up with two malnourished orphan girls, Zeb eventually lands in Blessing, Dakota Territory. Unfortunately, the core of the book focuses on the trials and tribulations of the Bjorklund family, who are not half as interesting as Zeb and the girls. By the time Zeb and his two companions, especially the sulky and bad-tempered Manda, arrive in Blessing to give the Bjorklund family yet more problems to test their faith, readers may be wondering why a whole book was not devoted to such well-rounded and amusing characters. Still, readers who enjoyed the first three books in this series about immigrants settling the West will certainly want to read this one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764201943
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Red River of the North Series, #4
Edition description:
Repackaged Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
146,940
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

LAURAINE SNELLING is an award-winning author of fifty-plus books, including her beloved series Dakotah Treasures and Red River of the North. 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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Reaper's Song 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
bookworm4410 More than 1 year ago
I read a;; six books in the series. I enjoyed them immensely; I loved learning about the struggles of settling in a new land and I was gratified by the Christian values portrayed in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love reading these books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though I felt book 4 was just a bit dragging at times, it kept my interest because it built on the life of Hjelmer. There is finally a blacksmith and a mercantile in town. Penny's only known relative comes to join her. Haaken contracts mumps as they spread throughout the families, and the Bjorkland matriarch arrives with 4 others for vacationing -or is it a move? A very dramatic incident occurs when Anner, an angry farmer, has a farm accident. During a 6 wk absence of her husband and against all advise including his, Ingeborg returns to her britches and plowing and has a freak though serious accident. Zeb MacCallister, a fugitive caring for orphans Manda and Deborah, joins the prairie families. Manda talks too much. Blessing women are discussing the possibility of women's votes and the fact their area is about to become a state. Katy and Zeb are extremely attracted but speak completely different languages. A bank is opening, several weddings take place, and near the end of the book Zeb sees his sister momentarily and gets a painful scare which forces him into an even more painful decision. Despite a slight discrepancy in timeframes by the author, I am glad I already have purchased book 5 in this series.
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Great read
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