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Believing the Dream (Thorndike Christian Historical Fiction) [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Lauraine Snelling
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17 Sep 2008 Thorndike Christian Historical Fiction
It's 1893 and the dream of becoming a writer still burns brightly in Thorliff Bjorklund's heart. But when he arrives at college in Northfield, Minnesota, things are not as he had imagined, and he finds himself longing for things familiar back home in North Dakota. Time and distance have created a rift between him and his childhood sweetheart. The only bright spot in his life is his job at the town newspaper. Will he be forced to leave one dream behind to pursue the other?
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  • Hardcover: 551 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (17 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410409015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410409010
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Lauraine Snelling is the award winning author of over 60 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over two million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband live in Tehachapi, California. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Red River boks 28 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The whole series of Red River in Dakota is enthralllng. The family continue to live in my memory long after I put the book down. They trust The Lord as they tackle all that life throws at them and, although they have dark moments, as all of us do, their faith and trust brings them through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is like reading my heritage story! 5 Sep 2003
By Edith A. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a daughter of a Swedish immigrant that homesteaded in North Dakota in the early 1900's, I have read the 6 book series of Red River, and the first 2 return books. I have shared them with my sisters and daughter. Today I am buying return #3. These books are so real, they are like re-living my childhood. These thing really happened the way the author describes it. I can't wait to see if the series continues!! Awesome, historical,can't put down, truly enjoyable reading!! These books have enhanced my memories,and I recomend them to anyone interested in Dakota history, or Scandinavian immigration!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blessing, Northfield, & Chicago NOV 1893 - SEP 1894 8 Feb 2010
By Roxann Alloway - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Believing the Dream (Return to Red River #2)

I consider this the Red River Of The Valley series #8. Lauraine Snelling has drawn us back to the lives of her beloved characters, in a way that she does so well. We've watched most of these characters grow up, and learn about life, love, and God's timing along the way. I will not tell you exactly what happens, because I don't do that in my reviews (I won't give away specifics). This book is split between 3 different places, and the way they are intertwined is so exciting! You really want to read more and more until you finish the book! In this particular book you have: a few deaths, a new older deaf student, a dream comes true, blizzard in Blessing, illness, a new immigrant arrives and tries to blend in, a new courting couple, and due to an overseas trip a couple parts ways. I am so glad that Lauraine Snelling has taken us again back to the characters that we've seen and loved in her previous series and book. She is an author who takes her studying of the history of this time, very seriously. I find her a wonderful author who has impeccable sources (as she has had through this series and "Red River Of The North" series before this one). You will want to know what happens to the main characters, and look forward to reading the very next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars More on Thorliff 8 April 2003
By Coppertop - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Thorliff is off trying to get his college education. There are some really sad moments, but also some really happy ones, too. I must say that I'm rooting for Anji to come to her senses and go back to Thorliff. I like Elizabeth, but just don't think she's the right wife for Thorliff. I like the new characters, but I do wish for more about the ones in Blessing. It was a wonderful book though and I can't wait to read the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LAURA SNELLING - RED RIVER SERIES 21 Aug 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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LOVED THIS WHOLE SERIES - WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE ARE GOING TO BE ANY MORE BOOKS ABOUT THE RED RIVER BOOKS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Series of Books 13 Feb 2014
By S.Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read the whole series of the Red River Books and loved every one of them and was sad when the story ended. Laurine Snelling is a wonderful author and I love how she showed how through the love of God people made it through the difficult 1800 years and into the 1900's I also liked the traditions and food of the people from Norway. My grandparents came from Sweden and their traditions were very similar.
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