Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Turn The Page Tuesday- An Untamed Land

   In "An Untamed Land" Lauraine Snelling's first novel in her Red River of The North series you will travel with the Bjorklund families on their journey from Norway to their homestead in North Dakota.
 From sea sickness on the long boat ride to arriving in New York not knowing a word of English.
 It is a fascinating story. The happiness and heartache this pioneer family goes through to prove up their land and make a new life in America.

 This book begins "Ingeborg Bjorklund shifted on the hard bench and fingered the tattered newspaper article in the pocket of her reticule. She lifted her face to the offshore wind that brought a fresh breeze to nostrils filled too long with only salt-scented air."

 Lauraine Snelling being of Norwegian heritage has dedicated this book to "The men and women who left Norway to forge a new life in America were pioneers of deep courage and fortitude. Leaving behind everything they treasured, they faced innumerable hardships as they settled across the territories of the West."

 I will defiantly be keeping my eye out for the second book in this series.

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lisa said...

Sounds like a good book.

Adrienne said...

Ohhh ... that sounds interesting. Hope a sequel is soon!

Paula said...

If you can't find them, I can get them for you here at the Finn Ware shop downtown. They carry the entire series and more by the same author. Sounds like it was a good book!