The Promise of Dawn - Under Northern Skies #1
by Lauraine Snelling.
This new series begins 1909 in Norway, where opportunites are scarce. Rune and Signe Carlson decide to emigrate to America on the invitation of Rune's uncle, who has offered to lend them money for passage. Signe is reluctant because she is pregnant, but Uncle Einar has promised them land of their own. So they go.
But life in Minnesota is more difficult than Signe imagined. Uncle Einar and Aunt Gerd are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family find themselves worked nearly to the bone to pay off their debt. She begins to lose her trust in God. When the dangers of the North Woods strike close to home, will she find the strength she needs?
Paperback, 379pp. 2017