The Reapers' Song (Red River of the North #4)

by Lauraine Snelling

Paperback, 1998



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Bethany House Publishers (1998), Edition: Repackaged ed., 304 pages

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Ever so slowly Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland. With the coming of the railroad, the small town of Blessing begins to prosper, and the Bjorklund family is reaping the promised harvest that had lured them from their beloved home in Norway. But for Ingeborg and Haakan, realizing their dreams will not come without a struggle. After their own fields are harvested, Haakan and the neighboring men take the steam engine and the separator on the road, threshing for other homesteaders in return for a portion of their grain. With Haakan away and the fields standing idle, Ingeborg frets over work yet to be done. Fearing an early change of seasons, she takes matters into her own hands. Has the land become more important to Ingeborg than her own family?… (more)


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1556615795 / 9781556615795

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LibraryThing member carolynsuarez
leaves you wanting the "next" book.
LibraryThing member SarahGraceGrzy
This one is definitely one of my favorites in the Red River of the North series! It's got all the classic characters - Ingeborge, Haaken, Agnes, Kaaren, Lars, Penny and Hjelmer, the kids, and even the Valderses. Zeb's storyline is so, so good, and his redemption story is just utterly beautiful, as
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is Mr. Valders. I love the rich history and beautiful themes of love, family, and redemption throughout.

Recommended for ages 16 for a few mature scenesreferences.
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LibraryThing member judyg54
As the back cover states: "Ever so slowly Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmlands." This book begins in the year 1885 and continues to keep you up to date with what is happening in the small town of Blessing and with the Bjorklund family. There will be great
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blessings, along with great sorrows as people make a life for themselves with the help of family and friends. This has been a series I have greatly enjoyed.
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