February 21, 2018

Book Review: The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling

Outside of Two Harbors, Minnesota at Sunrise
 Rune and Signe Carlson only wanted a better life for their family when they moved from Norway, but now, they are doubting their decision. Despite toiling endless hours to help with their uncle Einar's land, they are only met with harshness: the harsh attitude of their uncle, and the harsh weather of Minnesota. Beginning to doubt God’s plan, they must work through pain and the unexpected to come to a new dawn.

     I really enjoyed this book. Believe it or not, this is the first book of Lauraine Snelling’s that I have had the pleasure of reading. I fell in love with the characters; so well developed that they were! This book has a very engaging plot. Though not a suspenseful read, I found the plot to be unique for historical fiction. I could relate with the characters with ease, and not just because I currently live in Minnesota! That persevering spirit of a pioneer in this book, the endurance to push through hard times, is not only powerful in and of itself, but also when we look at it as an analogy of our pilgrimage in this life towards the next.
      Overall, I was incredibly blessed by this book. Relating to kindred hearts, as well as engaging wholeheartedly with the storyline, I would absolutely recommend this book! I always appreciate a clean, well-written, and captivating read.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.