Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: The Promise of Dawn by:Lauraine Snelling

 The Promise of Dawn (Under Northern Skies #1)
About the Book:
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?


My Review:
 Imagine coming to a new country to start a new life only to have the family that sent you a way out just treat you horribly. Signe and her husband Rune, know this treatment I speak of all too well. She and her husband have traveled a long way to be free and to start over in the New World only to have their family work them in the ground and at this point they feel like indentured servants with no way out.

 To me, Signe and Rune didn't get a fair shake but they were able to remain humble even in the worst of circumstances. I was rooting for them the whole way and I was really proud of their efforts to make a life for themselves. i really enjoyed the story. The author is a favorite of mine and her stories are always brilliant. This one is no different. Great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.