Ellie and Andrew have been waiting to get married since childhood. Then just before their wedding, a neighbor accidentally gets Ellie near-killed, and in a fit of rage, Andrew beats the neighbor so badly he nearly dies, and ends up in jail. Will this be the end of Andrew and Ellie's future together?
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This book is the beginning of an excellent series about the second generation of young women in a small town in North Dakota called Blessing. Lauraine Snelling did her research for these books! This book takes you into the life of a young man and woman who desperately want to start their life together as a married couple, but they must learn to trust God with everything - even postponing the wedding that they've already waited for years to experience. I love this series, but I would reccommend reading Red River of the North first. It sets the scene.
This story seemed to be a little darker than the others I've read by Snelling. Andrew, one of my favorite characters, has grown up and he's not like the sweet little boy anymore. The book moves quickly along through his frustrations and finally to a breaking point. Ellie hangs in there trying to see the good in those around her and I think she's another example of the fine women who helped shape our country.
Part of the overall Red River Series. These are best books I have read in a long time. Inspirational reading with an excellent story. Lauraine Snelling's books ahve been recommeneded by Sons of Norway, I am glad they turned me on to her work. LOVE it.
This was the first book in a series that built on a previous series I did not read. I was a little lost in the beginning, because the characters had a history I was unfamilliar with. Once I figured out what was going on I liked the book.
Another wonderful story from Snelling full of challenging and joyful pioneer situations and emotions. Christians will love the messages these folks focus on of all things being possible with God's help. This book is full of courage and hope as are all books in this series of these hardy, fun, and loving people.
Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite Cristian authors and she does not disappoint me in this first book of Daughters of Blessing. I have followed the Bjorklund family through trial and error, joy and tribulation and becoming richer in my belief just as they have. This story of a young couple with their doubts has enriched my life as well.
What a wonderful continueing story of the Bjorklund family. Thier Love and trust in God in all situations. A story of how God brngs us to a place where we need to learn to turn everything over to Him, and trust Him to help us grow into a better person. Love this family! Keep writing Lauraine Snelling about the The Town of Blessings.