Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Promise of Dawn Book Review


 About the Book

Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Launches New Immigrant Series

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I LOVE the setting in this book. I also am in love with this cover. I haven't read too many books by Lauraine Snelling but this one I enjoyed more than the others I have read. I liked the characters in this book but at times it just got plain depressing because of how they were treated. I won't go into a lot of detail but this entire book is full of hardship. I think Lauraine did a good job in portraying real life and how God can change a life even when we don't understand why at the time. This is a new series so I am curious to see where the story goes in the next books. 

"Thanks to Bethany House for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review."

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