Book Reviews of An Untamed Land (Red River of the North)

An Untamed Land (Red River of the North)
An Untamed Land - Red River of the North
Author: Lauraine Snelling
ISBN-13: 9780764201912
ISBN-10: 0764201913
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Pages: 349
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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A great book ... you really want to see these people make it in the west, and feel bad everytime something happens to make them struggle. I'm eager to read the next books in the series.
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Absolutely wonderful book. I can't wait to read the others in this series. Ms. Snelling writes with such wonderful pictures!
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I enjoyed the story and am anxious to get the rest of the series. The beginning and the end was a page turner, with a slower pace in the the middle. They were strong women in those days!
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Good Story. I finally gave up waiting and ordered 2-4 because I couldn't get the other books.
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I enjoyed the story. I am looking forward to the second book in the series to become available.
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I am loving this series and this is a new author for me.
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I had read Book 3 or 4 before finding Book 1 - The Red River of the North series is excellent. Even reading it out of order it is interesting and absorbing.
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2 families leave Norway for America to seek a better life by homesteading in the Dakota territory. Landing in NY the 2 Bjorklund brothers along with their wives and children instantly find the streets are not paved in gold. They catch the train for N. Dakota and get jobs in a small town until the men can find the farms of their dreams. When they start homesteading adversity, and the ability to overcome obstacles constantly thrown at them, close family ties, their hard work triumphing over those that choose the alternative, and good neighbors make this a wonderful book. I almost didn't read it thinking it might not appeal to my masculinity, but this one will appeal to all. I consider Snelling an author that makes the homesteading in N. Dakota as real to me as if I were one of the early pioneering families. I have already ordered books 2 and 3 of this series, this should give you insight into my pleasure i found within the covers of this novel. Read it I'm sure you shall enjoy it as much as I did.
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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.
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Very good story about a family immigrating to the US from NOrway. Will make you wonder why anyone would want to settle under such harse weather conditions. Nice depiction of the time period and its sturggles. A couple of the characters are well developed. Enjoyable book will read the next in the series.
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A very detailed account of a family immigrating from Norway to the Dakota territory during the late 1800's. Very well written, Lauraine Snelling has a way of transporting teh reader to the lonesome prairie, faced with the harsh reality of surviving out in the middle of nowhere, struggling to build a new home and community for thier small but growing family, and nourish thier faith while nourishing the land they work so hard to protect. A wonderful little read!!
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Riveting beginning of pioneer series. You need to read book one before you go on to the rest - and you will want to go on to the rest of the series.
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This is one of the best books I have read in a long time.If you like prairie type books you will like this one.I would definitely give this book five stars.
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I thought it was a very interesting book, filled with all their hardships, dangers and accomplishments. I was a little disappointed in the ending, though. Guess I'll just have to read book 2 to see if things get "happier".
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Absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! If you like historical fiction and inspirational fiction you will love this first book of a series quickly becoming an all time favorite!
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This book tells the story of how Ingeborg Bjorklund emigrated form Norway to the Dakotas, surviving the long journey, hardships and first few years homesteading. She and her family face hunger, the cold, epidemics and spiritual trials. This is the first book in the Red River of the North Series.
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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.
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The best of the series. This is the beginning, it is beautifully written, very descriptive, happy, sad; a tale of innocence, sorrow, and redemption.
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Very riveting story of a families dreams for a bright future and the tough times they had to make those dreams come true. I have read this book before and would like to collect the whole series. The books brought me closer to my Norwegian heritage and my spiritual beliefs. I felt anticipation, anger, sadness, fear and joy as I read. I also began checking into more of my families immigration to America. You don't have to be Norwegian to enjoy this very harrowing story of survival.
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Great book. Highly recommended.
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Great book. Especially interesting as I am Norwegian. Very enlightening to how our ancestors worked so hard to come to America and make homes and new lives.