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by LaVyrle Spencer
 

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New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents a story about a way of life that will long be remembered—with people and places as real as the emotions of the heart…

Eager to begin her first teaching position, Linnea Brandonberg steps off the train looking as grown up and worldly as her eighteen years allow. The golden fields and

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New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents a story about a way of life that will long be remembered—with people and places as real as the emotions of the heart…

Eager to begin her first teaching position, Linnea Brandonberg steps off the train looking as grown up and worldly as her eighteen years allow. The golden fields and fragrant wheat of Alamo, North Dakota, are as new and different to Linnea as the stoic Westgaards, a farming family who provide her with a place to stay.

Farm life in 1917 is hard and bitter—but tiny, spirited Linnea is determined to brave its challenges and carve out a place for herself. And as World War I threatens to take those she holds dear, Linnea grows to womanhood in the arms of Teddy Westgaard, a man who thought he’d never find love again…

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Praise for the novels of LaVyrle Spencer

“Never fails to please.”—The Anniston Star

“A modern fairy tale.”—People

“A superb story.”—Los Angeles Times

“Spencer is a winner and the reader is no loser.”—San Antonio Express-News

“LaVyrle Spencer’s legions of fans are drawn to her fiction.”—Chicago Tribune

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:
9780425263143
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
166,171
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for the novels of LaVyrle Spencer

“Never fails to please.”—The Anniston Star

“A modern fairy tale.”—People

“A superb story.”—Los Angeles Times

“Spencer is a winner and the reader is no loser.”—San Antonio Express-News

“LaVyrle Spencer’s legions of fans are drawn to her fiction.”—Chicago Tribune

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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