Rayleigh’s Review: To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling

To Everything a Season

The Synopsis:

Lauraine Snelling Launches New Red River Valley Series
Trygve Knutson has been promoted from well drilling to heading a construction crew for the fast growing town of Blessing, North Dakota. Though devoted to the land and his family, he sometimes dreams of other horizons. But is he willing to leave Blessing permanently?
Miriam Francini hopes to become an accredited nurse in a large city hospital. She is simply tolerating her assignment at the hospital in rural Blessing because it will give her the experience she needs to accomplish her goal. She can’t wait to finish her training and head to New York to begin a nursing career.
Then Miriam meets Trygve Knutson and all her plans are suddenly in a jumble. She quickly realizes she doesn’t want to live without him, yet she’s a smart, independent woman–she’s even a suffragette. She can’t let anything get in the way of her own plans, even if she’s in love. Or can she?

My Review:

Ramblings-If you have been following my blog for a long (long) time, then you know that Lauraine Snelling is the author who is to blame for my obsession with Historical Fiction. It started with her Dakotah Treasures series and then went to the huge Red River series (in fact, I was so crazy about her books, that a few Christmas’s ago, I told everyone that I only wanted her books….and I got pretty much all of them!!!). Anyways, I was so excited to find out that she would be adding to the dear town of Blessing, that I’ve been beside myself with joy waiting for it! So onto the review!

To Everything a Season was everything that all of the other books were! I loved reading about Trygve (pronounced trig-vee) all grown up and continuing the stories of all the beloved characters from before! As always the writing was beautiful, full of detail (but not too much), and lots of snippets from the Norwegian language. Even though this book is book one in the Song of Blessing series, the series is actually series 5 in a long series, not including the prequel that just came out, so there is still some background that may lose you in some places if you don’t know everyone’s story. If you find this kind of confusing, never fear, I will explain!  Each series works like a single book in a series, so you’ll have series one, two, etc…. and you have to read them in order.

The Prequel to the Series is: An Untamed Heart

Series One is: The Red River Vally of the North (“of the north” might be left off…..) and has 6 books listed in order.

Series Two is: Return to Red River and has 3 books listed in order.

Series Three is: Daughters of Blessing and has 4 books in order.

Series Four is: Home to Blessing and has 3 books in order.

Series Five is: Song of Blessing and I believe will have 3 books….but I am not positive because book 2 will not be out until October 2015.

If you have read the past Red River series, you will not be disappointed with Lauraine’s newest addition!

“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”

Author Bio/ Website:

Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over seventy books, with sales of more than 2 million copies.

She also writes for a wide range of magazines, and helps others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writers’ conferences across the country.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston.

They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.

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