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The Promise of Dawn - Audible Link     
Under Northern Skies, Book 1

The Promise of Dawn

Beloved author Lauraine Snelling launches a 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?
©2017 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2017 Recorded Books

A Breath of Hope - Audible Link     
Under Northern Skies, Book 2

A Breath of Hope

Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter arrives with an offer to pay her passage, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother, Ivar, accompanies her, and they are thrilled to join older brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. But America is not everything Nilda imagined. A terrifying experience in a lumber camp shakes Nilda's confidence and trust in men, but a job helping a young widow raise her children and run her farm gives her a chance to build her own life.
When she meets Fritz, the children's schoolteacher, she is initially unimpressed and uninterested. His kindness and passion for learning begin to win her over, but how can she sacrifice her dreams for the future for a man she's still not sure of?
©2018 Lauraine Snelling (P)2018 Recorded Books

A Season of Grace - Audible Link     
Under Northern Skies, Book 3

A Season of Grace

In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. She and her younger brother Ivar live in their own house, just a short distance from her older brother and his family. Together they work the farm and fell trees for lumber. They plan to grow a dairy herd, weave rugs out of their own wool, and make skis to sell. Everything is going right. The only thing missing from Nilda's life is love.
But though she has two suitors - a quiet schoolteacher and a handsome lumberjack - Nilda feels hesitant. A terrifying experience in Norway has made her cautious where men are concerned. When she thinks she sees the man in question, all her fears come flooding back. Is it possible the danger has followed her across the Atlantic? If Dreng Nygaard is truly in Minnesota, all of her dreams for the future could come crashing down around her. ©2018 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2018 Recorded Books

Ruby - Audible Link     
The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1


Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed to in order to start a new life in the bleak Dakota Territory.
Don't miss the other titles in the Dakotah Treasures series.
©2003 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Pearl - Audible Link     
The Dakotah Treasures, Book 2


Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling continues the story of Ruby Torvald in book two of her Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby's most recent boarder at the Dove House is schoolteacher Pearl Hossfuss. Avoiding an arranged marriage, Pearl has deserted her home in Chicago to teach in Little Missouri. There she has befriended Ruby and fallen for carpenter Carl Hegland. But her father threatens to take her back home. Ruby must turn to God for the strength to stand up to her father.
Don't miss the other titles in the Dakotah Treasures series.
©2004 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Opal  - Audible Link     
Dakotah Treasures, Book 3


As Opal begins, it's 1886 in the wild and untamed Dakota Territory. To avoid a drifter's murderous clutches, tomboy Opal Torvald is forced to leave the ranch she loves. But when she returns - older and more lady-like - she meets Jacob, a new ranch hand from back East. Now Opal must choose between an old friendship and a new romance.
Alexandra O'Karma's dramatic voice energizes the lively characters and moral underpinnings of this uplifting historical novel.
©2005 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2005 Recorded Books

Amethyst - Audible Link     
The Dakotah Treasures, Book 4


When Amethyst O'Shaunasy reluctantly travels west to find her nephew, her faith is restored by a group of pioneers and their reliance on God's guidance. Now, with prayers in her heart and a growing interest in a handsome rancher, Amethyst has no wish to leave.
Lauraine Snelling has gathered many awards and fans for her inspirational novels. Amethyst is the heartwarming conclusion to the Dakotah Treasures series, which carries listeners to the West in the late 1800s.
©2005 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2006 Recorded Books

Dakota Dawn, Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk - Audible Link     
Dakota Plains, Books 1-3

Dakota Dawn, Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk

Best-selling author Lauraine Snelling crafts tales of forgiveness and love that listeners adore. This volume combines the first three novels in Snelling's inspiring Dakota series, which follows the intertwining lives of five women living in the early 1900s farming community of Soldahl, North Dakota. All arrive expecting a life different than the one that awaits them, but plenty of perseverance - and opening their hearts to God - will shine a guiding light toward true happiness.
©2012 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2013 Recorded Books

Dakota December and Dakota Destiny - Audible Link     
Dakota Plains, Books 4-5

Dakota December and Dakota Destiny

Dakota December
A weak voice moaned from the horse’s back. Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude climbed over the gate in a blizzard and reached up in time to catch the woman as she fell. To his astonishment, a small child, hanging on for dear life, fell with her. Under his breath, he thanked the good Lord for bringing them this far and for a dog with a nose and ears to beat all. As the North Dakota storm continued to scream outside the house on the edge of town, Caleb tried to tend to the near-frozen mother and boy. When the woman let out a piercing cry of labor, Caleb realized this would be a Christmas Eve like no other. In the days after, Caleb and the town of Soldahl took Johanna Carlson and her two children into their hearts, but Johanna kept her distance, afraid to tell anyone the truth about her life.
Dakota Destiny
As folks in Soldahl reel from the war, Pastor Moen’s daughter, Mary, struggles to live with shocking news about the man she loves that arrived by telegram: We regret to inform you that Private First Class Willard Dunfey is missing in action and presumed dead. Thru months of agonized waiting, news came to Soldahl on Tuesday, November 11, 1918 that Victory Day had come. Does she have reason to hope?
This volume includes the fourth and fifth books of the Dakota Series featuring the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who lived in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota. ©2012 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2013 Recorded Books

Daughter of Twin Oaks - Audible Link     
A Secret Refuge, Book 1

Daughter of Twin Oaks

Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, 18-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining thoroughbreds from the Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.
Dodging Confederate and Union troops, they ride at night and hide during the day. Finally, after encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. But Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.
©2000 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2015 Tantor

Sisters of the Confederacy - Audible Link     
A Secret Refuge, Book 2

Sisters of the Confederacy

While her sister fights to hold on to the family legacy, Louisa Highwood works tirelessly to save the lives of wounded soldiers. Putting her own safety on the line, she covertly ventures behind enemy lines to procure desperately needed supplies for the army hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, Jesselynn Highwood and her ragtag band of freed slaves and thoroughbred horses seek refuge along the Oregon Trail, unable to imagine what awaits them.
©2000 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2015 Tantor

Sisters of the Confederacy - Audible Link     
A Secret Refuge, Book 3

The Long Way Home

When a disastrous decision by the trainmaster forces Jesselynn Highwood and her companions to separate from the wagon train, she races back to Fort Laramie to find a guide to take them to Oregon. But the guide has a far different plan, and following her heart, Jesselynn agrees to join him, her ragtag band in tow.
Back east, Louisa Highwood and her brother, Zachary, are captured by Union soldiers for smuggling medical supplies into Richmond. Can Louisa find a way to obtain her brother's freedom before it's too late? The future of the Highwood family - and that of their beloved Twin Oaks - hangs in the balance. Will the war's end bring them together again?
©2001 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2015 Tantor

Valley of Dreams - Audible Link     
Wild West Wind, Book 1

Valley of Dreams

Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling has written more than 60 books - and over two million copies have been snapped up by devoted fans. In Valley of Dreams, Addy Lockwood suffers the death of her father, her mother having passed years before. With nowhere to go, she stays on with her dad’s Wild West Show - until its new manager runs it into the ground. Setting out to locate the hidden valley of her father’s dreams, Addy is soon swept up in a life-changing adventure.
©2011 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Whispers in the Wind - Audible Link     
Wild West Wind, Book 2

Whispers in the Wind

A preeminent figure in faith-based fiction, Lauraine Snelling has over two million copies of her works in print. In Whispers in the Wind, the second installment of Snelling’s Wild West Wind series, Cassie Lockwood is dismayed to discover her father’s South Dakota valley land is already occupied. Meanwhile, Cassie’s arrival spurs the revelation of long-hidden secrets among the locals and leaves her questioning whether or not she will ever find a place to call home. ©2012 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2012 Recorded Books

A Place to Belong - Audible Link     
Wild West Wind, Book 3

A Place to Belong

The exciting conclusion to Lauraine Snelling's WILD WEST WIND Series.
As winter settles over the ranch, the Engstrom brothers are much on the mind of Cassie Lockwood. The way Lucas smiles at her should set her heart to tripping. But it doesn't. Shouldn't there be some attraction to him if they are going to be married? His vow to make her love him does not seem to be working, no matter how considerate and charming he is.
Ransom Engstrom is another matter. After Cassie's train trip to a shooting competition, she realizes she misses Ransom more than Lucas. And then there's the look she caught Lucas sending Betsy Hudson at church one Sunday. Are she and Lucas drifting apart? Meanwhile, Ransom has discovered that he cares for Cassie but can't bring himself to express his true feelings to her. When she leaves to join a Wild West show for the summer, will Ransom summon the courage to go after her?
©2013 Lauraine Snelling (P) 2013 Recorded Books