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Deep Harbor (Northern Lights #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  447 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
The Northern Lights Series
Book Two
“Lisa Tawn Bergren has a straightforward, evocative style of writing that makes her characters breathe. They walk right across the page and straight into your heart.” –Francine Rivers, author of Redeeming Love
As they build new lives in America, Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl each experience a personal tragedy
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by WaterBrook (first published March 16th 1999)
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Helen M.
Mar 18, 2017 Helen M. rated it it was amazing
Sorry this review is crap. I read it a long time ago... I was an anime nerd. Have you ever screamed at a book in Japanese at midnight? Yeah, this is what this puppy did to me.
Reet Champion
Nov 17, 2013 Reet Champion rated it liked it
In the second installment of the Northern Lights series Lisa Tawn Bergren follows up the live of our leading ladies. Elsa is still sailing the seven seas at Peder's side , but their bubble of tranquil happiness is about to burst when pirate Mason Dutton reenters their lives with the intent of recapturing Elsa. On shore Tora tries to force Trent Storm to propose marriage as she grows tired of waiting for her hopes of wealth and power. But her plans backfire with surprising results and she is sent ...more
Ryan Moore
Dec 28, 2013 Ryan Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading this book it was a little hard to get into because I didn't feel a lot of sympathy for the main character Tora. She's a socialite in 1886 Helena, Montana which I thought was hilarious. As a historian I'm all too aware of what the Montana territory was like back then. She's come from Norway seeking a better life in America. Anyway, she comes off as a very stuck up person who doesn't really care about anyone but herself and then you learn she's hiding something from her fian ...more
Dec 26, 2012 Chanelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
Title: Deep Harbor
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Pages: 384

Once again Lisa Tawn Bergren gives us a story that pulls you in. Full of inspiration, suspense, sorrow and justice. Deep Harbor leaves you satisfied.

Plot: This book picks up where Captain's Bride left off a few years later. We are updated on the lives of Peder and Elsa, Karl, Tora and Kaatje. These characters have found their place in America and living their lives accordingly.

Characters: One of the things I love about Lisa Tawn Bergrens writ
Apr 24, 2013 Sverre rated it liked it
In this, the second book in the Northern Lights series, the intertwining stories of Elsa, Tora, Peder, Kaatje and Trent continue. Tora is without doubt the most interesting character brought to life by Bergren. In the first part of this book we are again brought in touch with her essential character, her thoughts and ambitions, her focus on her self-interests. In the second part of the book she is forced to confront herself, opening her eyes to her past as well as try to survive and adapt to rad ...more
Amber Stokes
Apr 11, 2010 Amber Stokes rated it it was amazing
I knew I wanted to read this book after reading the intriguing excerpt at the end of The Captain's Bride (the first in the series), and I'm so glad I did! Deep Harbor covers the lives of several different characters, all of whom have their own problems they must confront. I loved how real the characters were, yet not without hope. The author never gives up on any of the characters (even Tora!), and that made me want to keep cheering them on, as well. The way Bergren describes them and their surr ...more

Book Two in the Northern Lights Series, Deep Harbor, continues with the story of Karl, Kaatje, Elsa and Tora as they begin their new lives in America. Tora is anticipating and in some ways dreading Trent Storm’s marriage proposal, Elsa is busy with her column for the New York Times, Karl is a partner in the hired coach business and Kaatje is trying to make a living for herself and her children on her small farm. Throughout this story, their lives richly intertwine as they suffer through tragedy,
Jul 28, 2010 Elentarien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good sequel to the Captain's Bride. While I could have done with a little less story-swapping, I suppose thats hard to do while covering so many people. I enjoyed Elsa's story most, perhaps. The idea of a woman sea captain is somewhat appealing, and this was done in a reasonably believable manner.

As much as I disliked Tora for most of the book, I found her 'slide' downwards somewhat harsh. Although, I suppose sometimes it happens that in real life too. I am glad she finally woke up a
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I picked up this Christian historical fiction series after reading one of Lisa T. Bergren's young adult series, and found a beautifully enticing journey. From start to finish, Norway to America, I followed these characters and their diverging and converging paths with a joyous realization of the story's accurate portrayal of faith, sin, redemption, and life in general.

This is one of my favorite series (and authors) of all time, and I find myself recommending it (and her) again and again!

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This series spans ten years and feels epic in the multiple story-lines and global locales. Well-written, with adventure, romance, redemption, betrayal, and forgiveness, I was surprised time and again with where the story led. I didn't like the first book as well because of some choices characters made, but really liked books two and three. You definitely need to read these in order. If you like historical fiction, don't miss this series!

I received this e-book free from Waterbrook Multnomah in ex
JoAnna Bethea
Jul 03, 2013 JoAnna Bethea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book more than the first. It seemed to me that first book dragged a little and spent more time on the ins and outs of working a ship and daily life rather than the characters and their intersections with one another. This book begins to develop each character individually as we'll as their relationships with one another.
Nov 05, 2013 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tora finally gets what she wants after God sends her to her knees. She does find God at the bottom of the barrel just as all of us do she cries out and he hears. Kaatje is also given a trial she is to try to come to pass with and sets out on a journey to find herself and the man she doesn't know shes in love with Its a good book just as the others and can't wait to read the next.
Pam Carroll
Oct 15, 2014 Pam Carroll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was written so very well, it was just so sad...and terribly gripping on my heartstrings. I was glad I had the third book close by because I couldn't end on this one. I cried through most of it. It has wonderful life lessons in it, but don't read it unless you want to be struck with the reality of life, although the lessons that she shared were wonderful.
Feb 20, 2012 Hayley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book much more than the first. The author is good at making you feel for the characters. Many questions from the first book were answered in the Deep Harbor, but still enough questions linger that I want to read number three in the series. It's a good balance of story told vs. story left to tell.
Danielle Louisa
Mar 12, 2013 Danielle Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the adventure they r on!!! Already 30% into the third and last of the trilogy.... couldn't wait to get to the conclusion - so I downloaded it last night! I borrowed the first two books and because I loved them so much $6.99 was worth it to me! :) this is Christian wholesome reading with romance and a captivating edge.
Aug 05, 2009 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd in this series and was even better than Book 1. The author does an excellent job of developing the characters so that you feel like you really know them. This book had some definite surprises and unexpected turn of events. It was not predictable and left you anxious to start Book 3.
Nov 23, 2016 Madara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm interested in the fates of the characters, however, most of the book I read diagonally just to know what happens, and couldn't wait for the end...
Still interesting to compare how far the author has come between this series and River of time.
May 07, 2010 Marita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes you west to Washington, Hawaii, Japan and to Alaska with the Bergenser. Awesome Journey. Tora's conversion story is pretty spectacular! I am a bit worried that now all the bad men have disappeared will the 3rd book be boring and predictable?
Sep 13, 2013 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the second book in the northern lights series. Continues with the lives of a few norwegian immigrants as they make their way across america, establishing their lives, and facing their losses. a christian novel.
Jan 22, 2012 Tasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Sigh* This book was really good. This is the middle book on Bergren's "Northern Lights" Trilogy. I am very much enjoying this historical Christian saga. The triliogy has love, adventure, and complex characters struggling to follow the paths God wants them to follow.
Valerie Waters
Not sure what to say about this book. It is definitely a christian read. I like how the book follows all of the different characters and that the story is on going. The characters don't just give in and all for each other. They are searching out their own destinies.
May 27, 2010 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are such great story lines. They pull you further along and make you unable to quit reading! Loved reading this one and then right on into the next!
Jun 23, 2014 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
I really like the first book in the series. This one was almost as good but turned a bit too 'preachy' on the Christian aspects of the characters, for my taste.
Dec 10, 2010 Bethany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real page turner, can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
Jodi Deters
Oct 18, 2014 Jodi Deters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 11, 2013 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After getting into the first book in the series, I got attached to some of the characters and wanted to know more about them. There were some sad moments in this one but I really enjoyed it.
Jun 28, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book
Susann Smith
Mar 29, 2010 Susann Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this trilogy and appreciate my cousin for passing these books on to me. I highly recommend this trilogy as a thoughtful and well-written good read.
Margaret Chind
*I won a copy thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah's "I want to read..." contest!*
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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called Remnants (SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY). She's also written the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE & TRIBUTARY, DELUGE) and The Grand Tour Series (GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUE
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