A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3) by Lauraine Snelling

A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson's dreams are coming true. Though her first few months in America were difficult, her life now resembles the images that filled her daydreams in Norway. She and her younger brother Ivar live in their own house, just a short distance from her older brother and his family. Together they work the farm and fell trees for lumber. They plan to grow a dairy herd, weave rugs out of their own wool, and make skis to sell. Ev...

Details A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

TitleA Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Christian

Reviews A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    This is going to be hard to review. If you know me at all, you know Lauraine Snelling is my favorite historical fiction author, and there have only been one or two books of hers that I did not like, but unfortunately, this is another of them. It was delightful to catch up with all of my favorite characters in Blackduck, MN, and the addition of more family from Norway coming to America was very cool. I love the sibling relationship between Nilda, ...
  • Lori
    Nilda, a recent arrival in Minnesota from Norway, hopes a person from her past does not follow her to Minnesota. In the new country she finds two new chances at love, but the past still haunts her. While I enjoyed the glimpses into settler life, I did not enjoy the overall story which seemed disjointed. I normally enjoy immigrant stories, and I appreciate the faith expressed in the lives of the settlers, but this book simply didn't work for me. T...
  • Yvette
    This is a lovely slice of life story about Norwegian immigrants in early 20th Century Northern Minnesota, with drama provided by the appearance of the charming but menacing Dreng Nygaard, that is as neatly wrapped up as possible given that it appears to be the middle book in a story arc that focuses primarily on Nilda Carlson.  As such, reading the series in order will likely enhance the reader's engagement with the characters and improve the re...
  • Terry Houchin
    I was so happy to get the last book in the Under Northern Skies Series by Lauraine Snelling. This series is wonderful. Thank you NetGalley for providing the book in exchange for my honest review.As I mentioned previously this is the last book in the series. I just went back and re-read the first chapter to see if this book made sense as a stand alone, and it does. So, I guess, technically you could read this book without having read the other two...
  • Becky
    First sentence:August 1910The rocking chair on the porch made all the difference.Premise/plot: A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling is the third book in the Under the Northern Skies series. The first two books in the series are The Promise of Dawn and A Breath of Hope. The books focus on a Norwegian immigrant family as they settle down in America at the turn of the century.The first book primarily focuses on Signe and Rune and their children. T...
  • Claudia
    I jumped into the Under Northern Skies series with book three, A Season of Grace. While I could tell as I read that Snelling assumed her reader was familiar with the characters and their background, it did not keep me from understanding and enjoying this story set in 1910 Minnesota. Nilda Carlson and members of her family had immigrated from Norway. Nilda may have hoped to escape the memories of being assaulted by her employer's son, but those m...
  • Robin Willson
    A good title! and love that cover. It was again so good to return to this family from Norway. Good to settle into the stories of the blessings in their lives mixed with hard work and coping with hardships, ups and downs, shared by all in this close family. They really make me hungry though, reading of the wonderful things they make to eat! The family lives on a farm, but Nilda is offered a position as an assistant to a very wealthy woman. Working...
  • Mary
    A Season of Grace shares a tale of winter life in northern Minnesota in the early 1900’s highlighting the hardships, tragedies, and hard work that it took to survive during this time. This third novel in the series showcases a new era in the life of the extended Carlson family. Lauraine Snelling brings that feeling of family, faith, and community to readers as she continues her story of the expanding Carlson family. This story centers around Ni...
  • Alyssa
    This book was filled with love, family, forgiveness, and God’s amazing grace. There were so many wonderful examples of faith throughout this book. The way this family prayed and trusted God with their lives was inspiring something we should all take note of and try to emulate in our own lives.I love getting deeper into each member of these families lives. I love Nilda and her story in this book was incredibly interesting and at times, suspensef...
  • Pamela
    This is book 3 in this series and it was very good.You should read book#1 and book#2 before you read this one so you know who the characters are.The main character is Nilda who lived in Norway and came to the United States with her brother Ivar to live with their older brother Rune and his family.Nilda and Ivar meet a very rich lady(Mrs. Schoenleber) on the train and she takes them under her wing and invites them to stay at her house until they a...
  • Carolyn Scheidies
    While this could be read as a stand-alone, it is much richer if read in the context of the world Snelling has created around the town of Blessing. This book is from the series Under Northern Skies #3. While this family has a connection to the family that located in Blessings, this is a different location. But as always, Snelling draws us into the family and into the time period. We hear the creak of the harness and groan at the never-ending labor...
  • Donna
    Best-selling Christian author, Lorraine Snelling, has added a beautifully-written, new addition to her many novels about the Scandinavian immigrants who helped settle Minnesota. They are all well-written and full of interesting facts about the Norwegian culture. This book is another great story about the Carlson family with its many vivid characters and interesting cultural traditions. A Season of Grace is all about family, love and the powerful ...
  • Kristine Morgan
    Nilda Carlson is trying to get over an attack she suffered at the hands of Dreng Nygaard. She hopes to start a new life in Blackduck MN but as she settles in she discovers that Dreng has also settled there. Nilda tries to give him a second chance as she establishes herself in a new life as the assistant to a wealthy woman. I really enjoyed this book as it is set about 100 miles south of where I live. The characters are real and the plot is fast p...
  • Marilyn Johnson
    3.5 stars This is not your typical historical romance. This is the third in the Under Northern Skies series and I feel you need to read them all to get the best understanding of the story line. I have not read them all and struggled a little but it is still a good story. This series seems to focus on an entire family and friends, where they all play important rolls in the entire story. Nilda Carlson is the main character in this particular novel ...
  • Beth
    I know this book was different then most of the other books like Ms. Snelling but I felt that she worked around the problem very well with out doing into to much detail. I think that Nelda and her family will come out ahead after going though this last year here in America and dealing with the mean Uncle and now this. Terrible times come to all of us and we can choose to going on or let it eat away at us. And I’m so glad that they chose to go o...
  • shirley adcox
    A season of graceI love Lauraine Smelling books. She is a wonderful writer. She draws you into the story into you feel a part of it.
  • Linda
    Awesome readWhat a great addition to this series this book was. Great characters and superb story line. Would highly recommend this series to everyone that enjoys a great read.
  • Janet Friesner
    Third book in this series. Continued on from the last ones. Comfortable, easy reading.
  • Tabitha Bouldin
    First of all, I have to admit that I cut my proverbial Christian Fiction teeth on Lauraine Snelling and Janette Oke so I am partial to their stories. That aside, Snelling is a weaver of wonderful storylines that always leave you coming back for more. Normally, I am not one who jumps into the middle or end of a series. That has been happening more and more lately, however, and I can usually count on Snelling to help clear the way when I do leap in...
  • Aurelia Mast-glick
    This is the third in the Under the Northern Skies series and I am really enjoying this series. It's about a family that immigrated from Norway, first Rune and Signe and their children, then Rune's brother and sister, Ivar and Nilda, and then finally Rune's mom. To me, this series is book about real life. Bad stuff happens. When Rune's family gets there, they are shocked and dismayed at the conditions they are subjected to, but it gets better. It'...