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The promise of dawn

by Snelling, Lauraine,

Format: Large Print 2017
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Large Print Books LP SNEL
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Snelling CL16601
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Large Print LP SNE
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Robinson Library Large Print LP FIC SNELLING
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Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Launches New Immigrant Series

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Lured by his uncle Einar's promise of five acres in exchange for clearing his land of trees, Rune moves his pregnant wife, Signe, and their three sons from Norway to Minnesota. But after a long, difficult journey, Rune and Signe find a neglected, filthy, rundown farm, not at all what they'd expected. Worse yet, Uncle Einar is a brutal, hardened bully and taskmaster. Aunt Gerd, just about as bad in temperament as her husband, is ill, confined to a filthy bed. Rune's family is treated like slaves, forced to work under subhuman conditions. Things look hopeless as Einar refuses to release them from servitude, even after they've fulfilled the terms of their contract. Their prospects appear more and more bleak as time goes on, but Signe does her best to keep her faith. Snelling examines many aspects of family life, both warm and loving and poisonously dysfunctional, as she captures the fine details of life on a farm as well as the plight of the immigrant in 1909. This is the first book in Snelling's Under Northern Skies series.--Mosley, Shelley Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Snelling, Lauraine. Under northern skies ; 1.
Subjects Norwegians -- United States -- Fiction.
Immigrant families -- Fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
Contract labor -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
Religious fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minnesota :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 493 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780764219597
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