Short Novels & Novellas by Lauraine...

The Horse of My Heart featuring Lauraine SnellingThe Horse of My Heart
featuring Lauraine Snelling

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Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts.

With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E. Ondov, Wanda Dyson, and Sarah Parshall Perry, these true stories of horses and the people who love them are sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, and sometimes miraculous.

 

A Pioneer Christmas Collection - Featuring Lauraine SnellingA Pioneer Christmas Collection

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Nine original novellas of Christmas romance, including stories from Lauraine Snelling, Kathleen Fuller, and Vickie McDonough.

Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be, Christmas is all about the heart.

Determined to honor Christ’s birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout.

Modern readers will enjoy a peek into life before commercialism took over the sacred day, distracting us from the true blessings of faith, hope, and love.

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The Gift by Lauraine SnellingThe Gift- Repackaged Short Novel

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Turner McNeally's daughter has gone off to college, and her horse is demonstrating signs of lonelinesss.

Rebecca Wilkinson's son hasn't spoken a word since his father's death, and the family counselor suggests a pet.

This Christmas, the chance to hear her son's voice again would be the best gift Rebecca could receive.

In The Gift, beloved author Lauraine Snelling weaves a story of holiday romance in which a simple advertisement for a horse's companion creates a family bond and sparks unexpected love.

128 pages.

 

Song of Laughter by Lauraine SnellingSong of Laughter- Repackaged Short Novel

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Lareana Amundson can almost always find something to smile about. Almost always.

Those days when a smile comes slowly start with remembering her husband's accident at the hands of a drunken driver. Now she must raise her infant son alone and manage the mounting bills and responsibilities of their large dairy farm. Can she ever know real joy again?

And what about Trey Bennett? He delivers hay to the farm but who is he really? And why is he offering to buy a parcel of her farmland?

 

Race for the Roses by Lauraine SnellingRace for the Roses- Repackaged Short Novel

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As a talented jockey, Robynn O’Dell risks her life everyday, but risking her heart is another story.

Ever since her husband deserted her and then died in a car crash, Robynn has sealed her heart from pain... and from love.

Then she meets stubborn, opinionated, and driven Dane Morgan, who seems determined to win Robynn’s heart, despite his own fears and hurts.

Will these two wounded people learn to risk being vulnerable, or will fear keep them from discovering what God has prepared for them?

 

Dakota Dawn by Lauraine SnellingDakota Dawn- Repackaged Short Novel

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“Soldahl! Next stop, Soldahl!”

When Nora Johanson hears the conductor’s words, her heart begins to race. At last she will be in the arms of the man she promised to marry—Hans Larson. At fifteen, she was so sure of their love. Now, three years later and far from the mountains and fjords of her beloved homeland, Norway, she wonders. . . .

When Hans fails to arrive at the train station, Nora finds herself thrown into a life she never expected-- with Reverend and Mrs. Moen, and Carl Detschman, a grieving German immigrant.

Was this really what God had planned for her?

Dakota Dawn is the first book of the Dakota Series that features the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who live in the early 1900s in the farming community of Soldahl, North Dakota.

128 pages.

 

Dakota Dream by Lauraine SnellingDakota Dream- Repackaged Short Novel

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“I came to America expecting to be married.”

Clara Johanson has a ticket to America and a photograph of a blond, curly-haired, blue-eyed man to prove her point. But when she arrives in Soldahl, North Dakota, the man who meets her at the train station, Dag Weinlander, is definitely not blond and, to make matters worse, he obviously hasn’t bathed in days! At least she knows she will see the joy in her sister’s face when she surprises her by arriving at her Soldahl home.

As Clara begins her unexpected life as a single, Norwegian immigrant, she experiences the truth of God’s Word that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Along the way, she helps others, even Dag Weinlander, experience that truth too, as she steps into a new Dakota Dream far different than the one that brought her all the way from Bergen, Norway.

Dakota Dream is the second book of the Dakota Series that features the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who live in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota.

123 pages.

 

Dakota Dusk by Lauraine SnellingDakota Dusk- Repackaged Short Novel

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“It ain’t fair,” Jude grumbled. “My brother, the dolt himself, has a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and that grand house of his. It just ain’t fair, I tell ya.”

Jude Weinlander has the face of an angel . . . but the heart of a bully and a cheat.

When fire rages through his childhood home one night, Jude, full of anger and guilt, turns his back on family who could help him heal. He leaves Soldahl, North Dakota, and takes up wandering from town to town.

When he arrives in the small, fire-ravaged town of Willowford, North Dakota, he agrees to help schoolmarm Rebekka Stenesrude by rebuilding the schoolhouse before he moves on again.

But God keeps Jude in Willowford to work on his heart, teaching him that for every dusk there is a sunrise.

Dakota Dusk is the third book of the Dakota Series that features the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who live in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota.

 

Dakota December and Dakota Destiny by Lauraine SnellingDakota December and Dakota Destiny- Repackaged Short Novel

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Dakota December

A fierce North Dakota storm screams outside his house on the edge of town, while inside, Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude tries to tend the near-frozen mother and boy he's rescued from the blizzard.

When the woman lets out a piercing cry of labor, Caleb realizes this will be a Christmas Eve like no other.

Caleb and the town of Soldahl take Johanna Carlson and her two children into their hearts, but Johanna keeps her distance, afraid to tell anyone the truth about her life.

Dakota Destiny

As folks in Soldahl reel from the war, Pastor Moen’s daughter, Mary, grieves over the devastating telegram she's received: "We regret to inform you that Private First Class Willard Dunfey is missing in action and presumed dead."

Then after months of agonized waiting, news comes to Soldahl on Tuesday, November 11, 1918 that Victory Day has come.

Does Mary have reason to hope? Is the man she loves still alive?

This volume includes the fourth and fifth books of the Dakota Series, featuring the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who lived in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota.

208 pages.

 

Dakota Stories I by Lauraine SnellingDakota Stories I - Two Stories in One!

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The lives of inspiring women intertwine in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota. 

In Dakota Dawn, the promise of a Dakota dawn takes Nora Johanson a long way from home in Norway to join her true love, Hans. When her dreams take an uncertain turn, she must open her heart yet again to discover the answer to her prayers. 

In Dakota Dream, Nora's sister, Clara, also ventures out to find her true love. Her patience is put to the test as she realizes that this dream may just be Dag Weinlander, Soldahl's rugged but gentle blacksmith.

 

Dakota Stories II by Lauraine SnellingDakota Stories II - Two Stories in One!

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The lives of inspiring women intertwine in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota. 

In Dakota Dusk, Rebekka Stenesrude encounters the mysterious Jude Weinlander as they rebuild her fire-ravaged school. Before the dusk, will they also decide to build a life together? 

In Dakota December, a cold blizzard blows the confused Johanna Carlson to Soldahl and into the arms of the unsuspecting Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude. Will this woman and her young son change his life forever? 

In Dakota Destiny, Mary Moen and her childhood friend Will Dunfey are separated by World War I just as they realize they may have a future together. After two years of Will missing in action, Mary ponders another man's marriage proposal. Who is her destiny?

 

YuletideTreasures2Yuletide Treasure
by Lauraine Snelling and Jillian Hart

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In The Finest Gift, a plain Jane without any suitors, Arley Hoople doesn't dare dream of romance this Christmas. So she brings holiday joy to others: repairing her grandmother's nutcracker and commissioning a dollhouse for the girls at the orphanage. Yet one knock at the woodcarver's door unexpectedly brings Arley a gift of her own: love.

Then in A Blessed Season, an abandoned girl asks bounty hunter Rafe Jones to track down her long-lost mother for Christmas. The holiday wish breaks through his hardened heart, and he easily finds Cora Sims in Montana Territory. She's definitely the woman Rafe has been looking for. But is she actually the girl's mother?

 

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