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A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1)
A Dream to Follow - Return to Red River, Bk 1
Author: Lauraine Snelling
It is 1893 and the first generation of immigrants who came to America for the promise of free land and a good life for their children have finally achieved their dreams. They labored hard on the land and now have a bountiful heritage to pass on to the next generation. However, many of the young people aren't interested in becoming farmers--t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780764223174
ISBN-10: 0764223178
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Pages: 316
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1) on + 3389 more book reviews
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DREAM TO FOLLOW opens in the year 1893. Thorliff Bjorklund, 17, lives with his family in Blessing, North Dakota. Thorliff has been writing stories since he was a little boy and longs to study journalism. Everybody likes his writing, but his stepfather doesn't want Thorliff to go to college. He wants him to stay home and take care of the family and farm.

Thorliff is stymied, caught between his family and his desires, and he has no idea what to do. He also struggles spiritually; Thorliff doesn't have faith that God will make things right for him and his family. If that isn't bad enough, a long drought means there might not be enough money for his tuition. Thorliff has to make a very difficult decision about his life. Will he go to college and follow his lifelong dream or go with his father's wishes?

In another part of the story, Elizabeth Rogers lives in Blessfield, Minnesota. She comes from a very good family and is determined to reach her goal of becoming a doctor. Her family encourages her to follow her dream, but it's nearly impossible for a woman to get into medical school. Does her heart mislead her to think otherwise about becoming a doctor?
TheLadyOnTheHill avatar reviewed A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
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His dream is to become a journalist. Will his father give his blessing?
reviewed A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1) on + 247 more book reviews
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I was tickled to find this series took place in the land of my grandparents. There were many towns referenced that I knew or lived in myself. It was also around the time my ancestors on came to the area. What a delight to read how life was like back then.
reviewed A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
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This book picks up where the original Red River Series left off. These are some of the best books I have read. Good clean reading but with an excellent story. Even if you did not read the Red River Series you should have no problem picking up from here.
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I love these characters in this series. The return to Red River takes up where Red river series left off. Wonderful reading, characters, and knowledge of how life was back when our country was founded.
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LSolak avatar reviewed A Dream to Follow (Return to Red River, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
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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