I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.To Everything a Season (Song of Blessing, #1) by Lauraine Snelling
Published by Bethany House Publishers on October 21st 2014
Lauraine Snelling Launches New Red River Valley Series Trygve Knutson has been promoted from well drilling to heading a construction crew for the fast growing town of Blessing, North Dakota. Though devoted to the land and his family, he sometimes dreams of other horizons. But is he willing to leave Blessing permanently? Miriam Francini hopes to become an accredited nurse in a large city hospital. She is simply tolerating her assignment at the hospital in rural Blessing because it will give her the experience she needs to accomplish her goal. She can't wait to finish her training and head to New York to begin a nursing career. Then Miriam meets Trygve Knutson and all her plans are suddenly in a jumble. She quickly realizes she doesn't want to live without him, yet she's a smart, independent woman--she's even a suffragette. She can't let anything get in the way of her own plans, even if she's in love. Or can she?
I had a really hard time with this book at first, I thought since it was book 1 I wouldn’t be lost, but I found out that it was actually a continuation from a bigger series. That being said once I figured out who everyone was and what was going on I got into the book.
My only other issue was the characters mentioned in the description didn’t show up until 1/3 – 1/2 way through.
It did end on kind of a cliff hanger and now I am impatiently waiting for the next book to find out how things work out
The book started out reacquainting us with past characters and what they are up to now.
Trygve comes back from drilling wells and decides it’s time to stay in town and work instead of traveling around drilling wells
Miriam is a student nurse in Chicago who is earning extra money for her ailing mother and younger siblings when she’s told she will be interning in blessing, North Dakota for a year. She doesn’t wanna leave her family but is determined to become a nurse so she will do what she has to, her plans are to return to Chicago as soon as she’s done.
As soon as she steps off the train Trygve is smitten with her. They start spending time together and she starts liking him too.
I can’t wait for the next book to find out what happens between these two but also I can’t wait to see what’s up with everyone else in the town.