The well-loved characters of Red River of the North came to America for the promise of free land and a good life for their children. Achieving their dreams wasn't easy, but they worked hard on the land and have a bountiful heritage to pass on. In Return To Red River, the second generation is now approaching adulthood, with their own aspirations. They want to be writers, teachers, doctors - practically anything but farmers. Yet, they are torn between their parents' dreams and their own. Conflict comes first to the Bjorklunds when Thorliff longs to study journalism. His parents are torn between their love for the land and for him. Will Thorliff realize his dream, or find that college isn't all he had imagined it to be?
It is 1893 and the first generation of immigrants who came to America for the promise of free land and a good life for their children have finally achieved their dreams. They labored hard on the land and now have a bountiful heritage to pass on to the next generation. However, many of the young people aren't interested in becoming farmers--they have aspirations of their own.
Thorliff Bjorklund has been writing stories and plays since he was a young boy and longs to attend college to study journalism. But his father has other plans for him and refuses to agree.
Thorliff is torn between love for his father and the pull of his dream. Must he choose between the two?
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 60 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over two million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband live in Tehachapi, California.