"An Untamed Heart," by Lauraine Snelling

"An Untamed Heart," by Lauraine Snelling

The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Red River of the North Series

Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. It's not that she's lacked suitors, but now she no longer can have the one she loved.

With the future looking bleak, 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?

Roald Bjorklund is a widower who has been planning to go to America, lured by the promise of free land. He's a good man, a hard-working man--with a young son who desperately needs a mother. Ingeborg can tell Roald is interested in her, but what about love? This isn't how she's always imagined it.

Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make...

I really enjoyed this book, but was very confused.  I read the back cover of the book and couldn't understand what that description had to do with the actual book I was reading.  It wasn't until closer to the end that it all began to make sense.  If you have read Lauraine's Red River of the North Series this book may be even more interesting.  However if you haven't, like me; it will encourage you to read the Red River of the North Series to see what happens to Ingeborg next.

I read this over two days as I really enjoyed it and it was interesting to read about the history of Norway back in the late 1800's.

Stars out of 5 : 4 Enjoyed the book but the story and the description on the back cover made it confusing at times.  Big fab of Lauraine's though and do love her writing.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. I didn't much care for this one - the back summary did not match at all. I guess you had to have already read the other books to understand - it didn't stand well on it's own.

  2. Hi, Gill!
    I just came across your blog, and noticed you enjoyed
    AN UNTAMED HEART, Lauraine Snelling's newest novel. Lauraine has a fabulous giveaway happening from now through October 24, to coordinate with the book release.

    Would you be interested in learning more, or sharing about the giveaway with your readers?

    If so, please let me know. You can contact me at amanda at pulsepointdesign dot com, and I’ll be happy to give you all the details.

    Also, I've noted that you live in Great Britain, outside the geographical limits of this giveaway. But we thought if any of your readers reside in the U.S., they might still be interested in learning about it. Of course, no one knows your readership like you do, so we just wanted to present the invitation and trust your judgment for how useful a post like this would or would not be for them. We absolutely understand if this isn't something beneficial to them. And if it is, we're overjoyed to share it. :)

  3. I need to look for this...I love that Red River of the NOrth series...one of my favorite series of books!


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