Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. It's not that she's lacked suitors, but now she no longer can have the one she loved.
With the future looking bleak, 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?
Roald Bjorklund is a widower who has been planning to go to America, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man--with a young son who desperately needs a mother. Ingeborg can tell Roald is interested in her, but what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it.
Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make...
"A wonderful prequel to the Red River of the North series with carefully thought-out characters... Snelling brings to life Ingeborg in her 20s and answers many questions for readers." --RT Book Reviews
"This faith-based novel of a strong woman made even stronger by surviving a tragedy will appeal to a broad audience." --Booklist
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