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Anji is a widow who returns home and lands a job teaching history at a local high school and writing for the local newspaper. She becomes friendly with the widowed owner of the printing press. Is there more to this friendship? Anji becomes attracted to a Carpenter working on her house. How does she make a choice between these two gentlemen?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Song of Blessing
Anji Baard Moen, a recent widow, returns from Norway with her children. She quickly settles back into life in Blessing, teaching Norwegian history in the high school and writing articles for the Blessing Gazette. When tragedy strikes, Anji steps in to run the newspaper and soon finds a kindred spirit in the widower who owns the printing press. As they spend time together, Anji wonders if there's something more than friendship growing between them.
But Anji has also caught the eye of a recent arrival to Blessing. He has put his carpentry skills to good use on the town's building projects, including Anji's house. But Anji is torn between her feelings of loyalty to someone who needs her and the chance to build a new life with this intriguing newcomer.
Where will her choice take her?
Betty Rupp5 Stars Out Of 5Streams of MercyOctober 28, 2016Betty RuppQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This whole series, "Song of Blessing" is very good and would recommend it for relaxing but thought provoking reading. Interesting fiction but also one can see that modern America values and tolerance have slipped immensely since the days in this book. How loving and kind they were to EVERYONE.
melzNYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Read!June 5, 2016melzNYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lauraine Snelling writes a story of a young widow, Anji Baard Moen, who has just come back to the town of Blessing, North Dakota with her children. Anji comes back to Blessing after the death of her husband in Norway. Surround by family and friends, Anji teaches at the school, writes for the town newspaper and watches her children grow with each passing day. Thomas Devlin is a minister who also teaches at the school and who is a great friend to Anji and her family.
Along with Anji and Thomas is a cast full of characters that are very engaging and lovable. One of my favorites is Ingeborg, doting mother and grandmother not only to her children but to the entire town; guiding everyone with her faith, wisdom, and love. Challenges visit Blessing that complicate relationships and challenges these characters faith, however, through these challenges faith, love, and the power of a faithful community is illustrated.
I would definitely recommend this book. Lauraine Snelling is a wonderful writer who writes characters who are wholesome and strong in their faith.
Note: I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing in an exchange for an honest review.
MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5ANOTHER GREAT STORY OF COURAGE AND FAITH!January 26, 2016MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5he Song of Blessing series is fast becoming one of my favorites! This is the third sequel and I have read all of them! Each book centers around the town of Blessing, North Dakota in the late 1800s to early 1900s and its inhabitants.
The town is struck with disaster when a circus train stops in Blessing, seeking medical aid for many performers that are sick. The big-hearted people of Blessing seek to help them, especially since other towns along the track have refused to assist them. It isnt long before the townspeople find out that they have brought a Diphtheria epidemic into the midst of them! Not only does almost every circus performer take ill but the infection begins to spread throughout the town! The death toll begins to rise and fear spreads along with it. Who will die? How many will be dead when it is done? An antitoxin, medical personnel, and supplies are coming from Chicago, but that will be days. How will the carry on?
Many towns people risk their lives and show great courage in not only caring for the ill but helping those in quarantine, which is most of the town! It was fascinating to read an accurate account of how early medicine fought treat and contain such a deadly disease! Though their weapons were few and suffering was great, they used what little they had and relied on God for healing. The author takes into the lives of different families and their struggles, not only with the epidemic but also other challenges they are facing. As always, Ms. Snelling brings you into the story where you experience it firsthand. I was inspired by each characters faith and taught so much about real life in this time. Looking forward to the next book!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I stated are my own.
Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A touching and moving historical fictionDecember 28, 2015Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Streams of Mercy
Song of Blessing #3
By Lauraine Snelling
Blessing, North Dakota, is recovering and rebuilding from the tragedy that struck the town in book 2 (A Harvest of Hope) which I somehow managed to miss leaving me a little bit in the dark. I highly recommend read the series in order. But the town is prospering, the hospital is still training intern doctors and nurses from Chicago. Life for the most part is good.
Anji Moen and her children are living with her sister Rebecca and brother-in-law Gerald. She is sharing the knowledge that she gained from her late husband by teaching Norwegian history in the high school. Her growing friendship with Thomas Devlin has become an added blessing in her life. Thomas is an Anglican minister from Ireland who has called Blessing home for a short time. Thomas's heart is drawn to the ministry but in recent years he has been without a church, instead he has been putting his carpentry skills to use in Blessing both as a carpenter and as a teacher.
But Blessing is about to undergo yet another time of testing when some unexpected "visitors" arrive in the night. The skills of doctors Astrid and Elizabeth Bjorklund will be tested as they fight against an unknown and deadly illness that threatens Blessing.
Taking place in 1907 when medicine and modern living as we know it were in the early stages of becoming a reality for all, Blessing is on the forefront of this growth. But no matter the time one lives in tragedy is a fact of life. Blessing is a town that one could definitely find a home for ones heart. The caring that the residents share for one another is heartening and often sadly missing from much of life as we experience it today.
Often people refer to living a simpler life, but life isn't simpler rather it is less encumbered by the pressures and demands that we have allowed to gain such a foothold in our lives today.
I really enjoyed Streams of Mercy and look forward to hopefully further installment from Blessing. In the meantime I'm going to backtrack and read what I missed in book 2. This series is highly recommended to those who enjoy historical fiction. Would make an excellent gift or addition to any local library.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I want more!!!!!November 21, 2015wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Oh yes, another wonderful story about Blessing. Full of hardships and loss but their faith will get them through, at least that is the way Ingeborg has always lived, convincing others it is true. There is one person, Clara, who I would like to know more about the back story on. By the way the book ended I am SURE, in my way of thinking/wanting anyway (lol), there will either be more books to this series, at least one more or another series. PLEASE Lauraine, you can't stop here. Yes, yes, I would gladly recommend this book, all of the books pertaining to the Bjorklund family and the town of Blessing, SD.