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Dakota by Lauraine Snelling
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May 19, 07

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The wide-open plains of the Dakota Territory form the setting for the lives and loves of four inspiring woman making their way in the New World. This captivating volume combines three of bestselling author Lauraine Snelling's novels under one cover, along with a bonus novella. Norwegian Nora Johanson welcomes the Dakota Dawn expecting to marry Hans, a prosperous farmer. But when the New World's promises turn into painful uncertainties, Nora discovers God's plan is bigger than her grandest dreams. Armed with a water-stained letter, a faded photograph, and a ticket from Norway to America, Clara Johnson journeys to Soldall ready to fall into the arms of her Dakota Dreams. But who she meets instead is a rough and rugged blacksmith named Dag Weinlander. Rebekka Stenesrude has poured her life into her students, only to see her beloved school burned to the ground. Jude Weinlander arrives with the job of rebuilding the fire-ravaged school, but before the Dakota Dusk they realize their main interest could be in building a future together. Since childhood, Mary Moen and Will Dunfrey have been best friends, but now the war to end all wars - World War I - brings news that Will is missing in action. Two years pass and another man's marriage proposal awaits Mary's decision. Who is her Dakota Destiny? Journey with these courageous women as they make their homes in the Dakota plains - and allow God to fulfill the desires of their hearts in unexpected ways.
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