Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She’s had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever.
Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and 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?
It isn’t long before she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time, lured by the promise of free land. He’s a good man, a hard-working man–and he has a young son who desperately needs a mother. He’s clearly interested in Ingeborg, but is he the answer to her prayers? And what about love? This isn’t how she’s always imagined it.
Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make…
I love, love, love Lauraine Snelling’s Red River of the North series! Oh yes, I was beside myself with glee when I heard about An Untamed Heart. Ingeborg is a tough-as-nails, fierce woman who practically beats the soil of North Dakota into submission through sheer willpower. In this dramatic and heartfelt prequel, readers finally learn about this beloved heroine’s life before she became a Bjorklund.
An Untamed Heart doesn’t just start right before Ingeborg and Roald meet, Ingeborg has struggles and heartbreak aplenty before the strapping Bjorklund enters the picture. This book has settled the Red River of the North series and Ingeborg Bjorklund even deeper into my reader heart. If you haven’t read this series yet, you must!
I borrowed this book from the library. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over seventy books, with sales of more than 2 million copies.
She also writes for a wide range of magazines, and helps others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writers’ conferences across the country.
Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston.
They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.
Have you read any Lauraine Snelling titles? What is your favorite?