Title: The Promise of Dawn
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Release Date: 08/01/17
Description from Goodreads: “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?”
Review: This was a wonderful book filled with love, forgiveness, family, and God’s grace. Proving that miracles do happen, this book had such wonderful examples of faith. The way this family prayed and trusted God with their lives was truly amazing and an example we should all take note of.
I found this book heart warming, and it reminded me of the simpler times. They had to work so hard back then, but they worked for their food and shelter. Sitting around the table together was normal and enjoying coffee with friends was an exceptional treat. Family should be the most important thing, only after God, but it seems that life has become more about material gain now days. I loved traveling back in time to this way of life. I cannot wait for the next book(s) in this series!
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*