Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: An Untamed Heart by:Lauraine Snelling

 An Untamed Heart
About the Book:
 The Long-Awaited Prequel to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH Series
Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She's had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever.
Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and her mother suggests that she leave Norway and start afresh in America, as so many others have done before her. But how will she accomplish that with little money and no one to accompany her?
It isn't long before she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man--and he has a young son who desperately needs a mother. He's clearly interested in Ingeborg, but is he the answer to her prayers? And what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it.
Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make...

About the Author:
Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.

My Review:
Living in the mountains of Norway, Ingeborg Strand, a farmers daughter, loves adventure. Rather that be working with the farm hands or just exploring. She doesn't expect to have a husband anytime soon, especially at the age of twenty. Her mother finds her quite odd for not even searching for one. So when the opportunity spend the summer away from her family, Ingeborg takes it. She heads out to America to start out new and on her own, finding something that is very new to her.

Roald Bjorklund  is not only a father but also a widower looking for a new place to start over. So he heads to America, in search of a new life and a mother for his young son. When he sees Ingeborg it all seems to click, but is he wanting her for all the wrong reasons? Will Ingeborg finally find the love of her life? Will Roald ever find the wife he so desperately needs?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.

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