Spring of 1884 in Dakota Territory brings the promise of ... A New Day Rising
The dream of a farmstead and a good life in America had led Roald and Inegborg Bjorklund to cross the Atlantic and pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm had turned Ingeborg's dreams into a living nightmare. Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she struggles to keep the farm and her family together. Finally, with the coming of spring and the arrival of Roald's distant cousin to temporarily take over the heavy fieldwork, Ingeborg is definitely on the mend after the long winter of darkness of both her soul and mind. Able to return to her care of the children and the soddy, Ingeborg cannot ignore the joy that Haaken brings to their lives or the attraction she begins to feel toward him. When Roald's brother from Norway also arrives to help her, things become very complicated around the simple prairie dwelling! He Reminded Her of a Viking of Old. Could He Be Persuaded to Stay?
Wonderful historical series
I got the first book in this series free and liked it so much that I paid full price for the five other books in the series, including this book "New Day Rising." Both books that I have read so far have been so informative about homesteaders' lives on the prairie and some of the hardships they endured. The main character is developed so well that she seemed real and I almost "lived" her existence, crying over her losses and exalting over her triumphs.
I am so glad that I purchased all of the books in the series so that I can keep up with this wonderful family and see what happens as the years go by. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes historical Christian romantic themed literature --- literature you can read and enjoy and not be ashamed that you are reading it.