Tuesday, October 29, 2013

An Untamed Heart: A Book Review

About The Book:

The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Red River of the North Series

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...
About The Author:

Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California. Visit www.laurainesnelling.com

My Review:

I have read the rest of the Red River of the North series and so was very intrigued to find out this prequel was releasing! 

If you haven't read the series, it is one that I very much recommend. Particularly if you are a fan of historical fiction that covers early America. I quite enjoyed reading about the family prior to their move to America. It was great to see the main characters grow and develop, as that allowed to see them in a new light when compared to the other books in the series. Ingeberg is a beautiful character and it has been delightful to see her character develop in the manner it has.  The book is one that would be ideal for those who have not read the series yet as it sets it up perfectly. That said, it would be good as a stand alone novel as well. The book moved at a great pace, keep me interested throughout and is a perfect length for completing through a weekend. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase An Untamed Heart at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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