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A Breath of Hope by Lauraine Snelling

This book is truly an eye-opener. The story is a great one learning about immigrants had to go through to survive by going as far as leaving their countries. I could not imagine going through with that. Following the path of god really helped bring them together and become a family where they can rely on each other. That is definitely what they needed. The characters seemed so real when reading the book and I really felt like I got to know them. I don’t want to give too much information away as you just need to read the book yourself.

About A Breath of Hope

One man’s past could affect all of their futures.

With her younger brother Ivar in tow, Nilda Carlson is on her way to America to join her older brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. While she sees this as a golden opportunity, she has enough experience in life to know it won’t be easy. The transatlantic voyage itself proves to be an adventure, and she hopes she will feel safe in her new home.

Rune and Signe Carlson are thrilled that Nilda and Ivar are coming to Minnesota, but life on the Strand farm remains a struggle. Rune is trying to build a house for his wife and children, but Uncle Einar Strand, obsessed with his own ambitions, refuses to help. What’s more, he forbids anyone from the community to step foot on his land, leaving Rune to toil on his own. When a tragedy lays bare the truth behind Einar’s anger and isolation, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together like never before to become a true family.

About the Author

Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of more than 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold more than 4 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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