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Miriam Francini hopes to become an accredited nurse in a large city hospital. She is simply tolerating her assignment at the hospital in rural Blessing because it will give her the experience she needs to accomplish her goal. She can't wait to finish her training and head to New York to begin a nursing career. Then Miriam meets Trygve Knutson and all her plans are suddenly in a jumble. She quickly realizes she doesn't want to live without him, yet she's a smart, independent woman--she's even a suffragette. She can't let anything get in the way of her own plans, even if she's in love. Or can she?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Song of Blessing
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Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping to build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons--especially since meeting Miriam Hastings.
Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She's been promised a position in the Chicago women's hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone.
When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If not, will it mean losing Trygve--and her chance at love--for good?
DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Historical fictionMay 25, 2016DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have found another historical fiction author in Lauraine Snelling. A talented author. The year of this story is 1905 and takes place in the small town of Blessing, North Dakota. The people are mostly Norwegian's and Lauriane's research gives her insight in understanding their culture. Her writing style draws you to the characters.
Trygve Knutson is a construction worker wanting to help make a future for the town of Blessing. He loves and is devoted to his family and the community of Blessing, North Dakota but sometimes dreams of other places. After being out of town working for his uncle he is being lead to go home.
Miriam Hasting is studying to become a nurse and has been sent from her family and home in Chicago to Blessing to further her training. Once she is an accredited nurse she will be able to return home and help her ailing mother and younger siblings. But she is beginning to like the small town of Blessing and is attracted to Trygve. A family emergency unexpectedly calls her home. Will she be able to return to Blessing and does she really want to? How will this affect her and Trygve's relationship and future?
Trygve is also helping his family but desires a family of his own. and hopes Miriam will return.
There is romance, struggles, surprises, some suspense and faith.
I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to all.
I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
Kathy VanzandtPalmdale, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another great sequel to the Red River of the North series!September 17, 2015Kathy VanzandtPalmdale, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So enjoyed returning to Blessing, North Dakota, and revisiting friends from Lauraine's Red River of the North series. In my opinion, historical fiction is Mrs. Snelling's forte!
J KayAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Superb!June 27, 2015J KayAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an excellent story. I really love the families who live in the town of Blessing. I'm anxiously waiting for the next book in the series; so, while I'm waiting, I'll reread the ones I already have. Hurry Lauraine!
loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable Book!!!June 16, 2015loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5To Everything a Season is the first in Lorraine Snelling's new series about the town of Blessing. It primarily revolves around Miriam, a Chicago nursing student there for training, and Trygve a local construction worker looking for dreams. There are many other characters also involved in the story to make it very realistic and enjoyable to read. It is primarily a story of normal family life in North Dakota. I can't wait to read the next in the series.
I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!May 30, 2015MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The time is 1905, in the fast growing, prosperous town of Blessing, North Dakota.
Miriam Hastings finds herself in Blessing, to work as a nurse in a very small and primitive hospital. It is an honor and great opportunity to further her skills. She is torn between staying in Chicago with her family, a sick widowed mother, and younger siblings and going. Her family is very poor and she decides this training will benefit them financially. She is surprised and delighted at the closeness of the community, not only to each other but to God. At the center of the community is the Bjorklund family, immigrants from Norway.
When Trygve Bjorklund meets the nurses at the station to escort them to living quarters, he is immediately drawn to Miriam, and wants to pursue a relationship. Miriam on the other hand wants to get her training and get home to her family. Romance is the last thing on her mind. Trygve doesnt give up, and his character and strong faith gradually draw her to him.
The story drew me into the residents of the town, especially the personal lives of the Bjorklunds. Their trust in the Lord, high standards, and meek spirits drew me to them. I loved being a part of their daily existence. It gave me a warm happy feeling. The characters and story werent saccharinely sweet or fake. They were very real and I was encouraged by their constant reliance on the Lord.
As peaceful as the town is, there was lots of excitement. Losses, deaths, robberies, and even more challenges. The author follows the characters in detail in how they turn to God not matter what they face. Miriam not only learns a lesson in what true commitment is, but also who Christ is. She also discovers that life has a way of changing our plans. I wish the town of was a real place! I thoroughly enjoyed the authors descriptions and challenges in practicing medicine, not only in that era but also in such a small town. Reliance on the Lord for healing was as much a part of being a doctor or a nurse, as the knowledge, tools and medicine.
I would definitely go visit. The book was so great and made me feel such a part of it, I was disappointed when it ended and missed the people! A well written, engaging book!
I received this book free from the publisher from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.