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From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling

from-this-day-forward“Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she’s had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. With the help of the young woman of Blessing, Deborah decides that by the end of the summer she will either have won Toby’s heart – or she’ll give up on him forever. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he’s never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Gendarme, the new schoolteacher, comes to town, sparks fly between Deborah and Anton. The sudden competition makes Toby do some serious soul-searching, but is it too late? As the town of Blessing prepares for harvest, Deborah faces the most important decision of her life. But where does her heart truly belong?”

This novel is the final book in the Song of Blessing series. When I first started reading it I was a bit hesitant for a few reasons. But before I state one of those reasons let me just say that I absolutely love Lauraine’s novels! She is one of my all time favorite authors and not too long ago (about a year or two) I had the pleasure to not only meet her but also have a brief interview with her!! Continue reading

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Streams of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

Streams of Mercy“Anji Baard Moen, recently widowed in Norway, returns to North Dakota with her children. She quickly settles back into life in the familiar surroundings of Blessing, teaching in the high school and writing articles for the Blessing Gazette. In the midst of an unexpected crisis, Anji is thrust into a role she never imagined. And almost without her even being aware, an old friendship begins to show signs of developing into something more. Meanwhile, Thomas Devlin, a minister without a post, has arrived in town. Devlin supports himself as a journeyman carpenter, and with the town growing rapidly, he has no shortage of opportunities. Establishing himself in a new community has its challenges, but as the newcomer gets to know the young widow whose house he’s been working on, he things he may have found yet another reason to stay…”

Streams of Mercy is the third and last book in the Song of Blessing series. Actually, fun fact, it is the last book in not just this series but in a longer one as well. Continue reading

Reunion by Lauraine Snelling

Reunion“The Sorenson family has always been a tight-knit clan, gathering every year at Dagmar Sorenson’s home in Munsford, where her children Kiera and Marcus also live. This year, the first time since Dagmar’s passing, will be bittersweet. Kiera dutifully sorts through Dagmar’s belongings, desperately searching for her birth certificate so she can apply for a passport for a much-dreamed-for trip to Norway. Why did her mother hide the document? The fifty-year-old secret shakes her whole world. Who is she? Who is her father? And who was the woman she called Mother? How can she tell her family the truth? Her brother, Marcus, and his wife, Leah, have a devastating secret of their own. Their college-bound daughter, Kristen, is pregnant. Has she destroyed the bright future she’s earned? Her father’s trust? And what about his ministry? As the reunion draws closer, the secret each family member keeps erodes the solid bonds between them. Will the truth break them entirely?”

Reunion is a stand alone novel by Lauraine Snelling. Continue reading

Interview With Lauraine Snelling

March-April 2015 072Hey guys! So this weekend, yesterday to be exact, I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite authors. I discovered that Lauraine, who is a Christian author, was going to be on a book tour in Minnesota this past week a few weeks ago. So I sent her an email and asked if she would do an interview with me. As you can tell, she agreed! I couldn’t believe that I was going to interview a published author in person. Not just any author but one of my all-time favorite authors to boot! Now I know that I haven’t reviewed any of Lauraine’s books on here yet (I prefer to read a book before I review it even if I have read it before) but I have read almost every book that she has written. I even own most of her novels. She has a talent for storytelling and her novels portray that. Lauraine is such a great person. She’s genuinely kind and has a great sense of humor. During the interview, and even during the tour when she was speaking, she had me laughing as well as everyone else. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet and speak with her. I hope you guys enjoy reading her responses to these questions as much as I enjoyed hearing them! Continue reading