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by LaVyrle Spencer
     
 

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LINNEA

Eager to begin her first teaching position, lovely Linnea Brandonberg stepped off the train looking as grown up as her eighteen years would allow. The golden fields and fragrant wheat of Alamo, North Dakota, were as new and different as the Westgaard family with whom she would live.

TEDDY

Farm life in 1917 was hard and bitter--but tiny,

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LINNEA

Eager to begin her first teaching position, lovely Linnea Brandonberg stepped off the train looking as grown up as her eighteen years would allow. The golden fields and fragrant wheat of Alamo, North Dakota, were as new and different as the Westgaard family with whom she would live.

TEDDY

Farm life in 1917 was hard and bitter--but tiny, spirited Linnea was determined to brave its challenges. And as World War I threatened to take those she held dear, Linnea grew to womanhood in the arms of Teddy Westgaard, a man who thought he would never find love.

YEARS

A story of passion. A story of heartache. A story of a way of life that will long be remembered--with people and places as real as the emotions of the heart.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In September 1917, 18-year-old Linnea Brandonberg steps off the train in Alamo, North Dakota, eager to begin her first teaching job. A town girl, she is not prepared for the dour reception of the Westgaard family, with whom she is boarding. But rather than let people and circumstances master her, she singlehandedly changes them, including Theodore Westgaard, a bitter widower of 35 who never thought he would fall in love again. Spencer has done a splendid job here in making this more than a story of two people enamored of each other. She describes the growth of Teddy and Linnea's love with sensitivity and refreshing candor and brings all the residents of Alamo to life in a way that makes the reader care about their satisfactions and heartaches. (March)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515084894
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer and her husband live in a beautiful Victorian house in Minnesota, and the Spencers often escape to their rustic log cabin deep in the Minnesota woods. LaVyrle's hobbies include gardening, travel, gourmet cooking, entertaining, playing bass guitar and the electronic piano, photography, and observing nature.

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