The Promise of Dawn, By Lauraine Snelling
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?
My Thoughts: I received this book in exchange for review and to be honest when I did so I thought that it would be a typical romance novel. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading though and saw that it was a lot more than that. I’ve always been interested in historical novels and I love that this one is a homestead based. The struggles that Signe has seem so real and I really felt for her through the novel. The Promise of Dawn ended up being an uplifting, and enjoyable novel.