Thursday, 31 October 2013

Book Review - A Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling

Publisher's blurb: The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Red River of the North Series 

Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. It's not that she's lacked suitors, but now she no longer can have the one she loved.

With the future looking bleak, her mother suggests that she leave Norway and start afresh in America, as so many others have done before her. But how will she accomplish that with little money and no one to accompany her?

Roald Bjorklund is a widower who has been planning to go to America, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man--with a young son who desperately needs a mother. Ingeborg can tell Roald is interested in her, but what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it.

Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make...

My review: I didn't really care for this book, Perhaps if I had read the previous book in this series, I would have liked it better, but as it was, I found it disjointed and pointless. The endless details of preparations to travel up the mountain, the endless details of life once they are there, was boring and redundant. The summary of this book is very misleading. The mention of Roald has you expecting him in the book, he only shows up in the last few pages. The entire summary is incorrect, it deals with the last chapter of the book only. I am going to assume this book is good if you read the previous books. I would not recommend it for anyone who has not.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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