Book Review: “A Harvest of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling

June 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lauraine Snelling in her new book, “A Harvest of Hope book coverA Harvest of Hope” Book Two in the Song of Blessing series published by Bethany House continues the adventure with Miriam Hastings.

From the back cover:   Miriam Hastings has her future plans in place…
But Trygve Knutson is intent on changing them.

Just a few short weeks into her year-long training at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Hastings is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. With siblings to care for, Miriam pleads to be allowed to finish her training in Chicago. Her nursing supervisor grants her a brief reprieve but extracts a promise that Miriam will return to Blessing and fulfill her one-year commitment.

While in Chicago, Miriam has tried to get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind, but his letters make that impossible. Trygve is busy building a house, hoping he can convince Miriam to return to North Dakota and marry him. Torn between Trygve’s love and her family’s needs, she doesn’t know what to do.

When Miriam finally returns to Blessing, she buries herself in her work. But no matter how hard she tries to put it off, she has some life-changing decisions to make about her future, her family… and the man who is never far from her thoughts.

What will it take to convince her to stay?

It is marvelous to be back in Blessing and among these people again, especially the Bjorklund family. This town and these people are so real that you forget you are reading and you feel that you are actually hanging out with old friends. Miriam has a crisis and has to go back to Chicago. Trygve refuses to let her forget him and sends her letters. Blessing is a place but it is also a time of being with these people where we see how they can all come together when the need arises. There are also those that are not so cooperative. Ms. Snelling is such a wonderful writer that we easily get caught up in everyone’s life and we wish that we had these kind of people for our neighbors.  There are no car chases, nothing blows up however “A Harvest of Hope” is exciting, interesting and will keep you flipping pages as these characters work to deal with their new joys and sorrows.  I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next offering in this series from the very talented Lauraine Snelling.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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