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Though she has known hardships in her life, Ingeborg Bjorklund chooses to focus on all she has been given. Blessed with children and grandchildren, she enjoys the friendship and support of the entire Blessing, North Dakota, community. And after several years of widowhood, she has reached a place of contentment with her life. 

Meanwhile, her stepson, Thorliff, is raising two children alone since his beloved Elizabeth died. But there is a new schoolteacher in town, Louisa Gutenburg, and Thorliff doesn't seem to be himself whenever she's around. It isn't just his obvious fascination with Louisa, but the fact that he seems completely oblivious to it that makes Ingeborg smile. How long before Thorliff realizes what everyone else can see a mile away? 

But not everything is comfortable for Ingeborg. One of her dearest friendships is changing - and she will have to decide if her settled, predictable life is worth more to her than a future she hardly dares to imagine.

©2020 Lauraine Snelling (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • Mrs A.
  • 03-08-2020

Beautiful calm poised narration

What lovely narration, so calm and poised and told the story beautifully and will wonderful emphasis. The narrators voice is soothing and this is a perfect audiobook for an afternoon sitting quietly in your own space.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2020

Ouch!

I am so disappointed in the narrator. Couldn’t tell the difference between male , female and children. She mispronounced the name of Thorliff. I have loved this family and have followed them. I was so excited to listen to this book. Not sure I can listen to another book with this narrator.

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  • Becky
  • 25-07-2020

A Wonderful Blessing

What a wonderful ending. I will be reading them all again many times. The characters all feel like family. Thank you for the wonderful Blessing Series, they all have soo blessed me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-2020

A Blessing to Cherish

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Disappointed in the reader, because she has a calm voice and doesn't seem to change voices when it's another character. Loved the storyline, sorry it's over.

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  • David Cook
  • 09-10-2020

Bridge the Gap !!!

While I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire Series, I was horrified by the enormous gap between this Book and the previous. I only just began listening, so perhaps the author explains later, but to jump from Thorliff being a teenager to suddenly being widowed (which I only know from reading the intro) to having three children, and to Ingaborg being widowed (again only understood from the intro) and entertaining Mr. Gould ... the reader is left feeling entirely cheated in understanding everything that happened in the interim — it’s as if the author suddenly decided she was tired of this series and ended it abruptly. I’m not sure I will continue listening to this last book. Deeply disappointed to say the least.

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  • Kit
  • 04-09-2020

Sadness

I love going back to Blessing with my favorite characters. I am sad that this is the end of their stories. There's many more stories that can be told. This author is my favorite historical author because of these characters. I did see more than friendship between Ingabord and David throughout the series. Even though I was upset that Hakaan had passed, I'm glad that the two came to each other.

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  • Debra
  • 10-08-2020

This Series is Beyond Amazing!

I have loved this whole series from Red River of the North, Return to Red River of the North, and beyond. I don’t even know how many books there are. You learn to love Ingabord and all of the characters. You laugh with them and you cry with them. You never want the books to end. This is my favorite books and characters of all times. Be blessed!

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  • Avid Reader
  • 07-08-2020

Always Engaging

Snelling's books are always engaging, as well as inspiring. The end, telling what happened to many characters in this series, is an added delight.

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