An Untamed Heart

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Baker Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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. She's had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever.

Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and 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?

It isn't long before she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man--and he has a young son who desperately needs a mother. He's clearly interested in Ingeborg, but is he the answer to her prayers? And what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it.

Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make...

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User Review  - lyssa73 - LibraryThing

Full disclosure- I skimmed a lot and didn't finish it. I realize it's kind of petty to take issue with a book because of something like names, and the author was being authentic to the culture, but ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book, but I did not realize it is a prequel -- so was unprepared for its abrupt, and disheartening ending. I am not sure if I want to read the series. But I did enjoy all the descriptions of their work at the seter (had to look that up) -- very interesting!! Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 60 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over 2 million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California. Learn more at

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