I received a copy of THE PROMISE OF DAWN by Lauraine Snelling from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. It is the first installment in the “Under Northern Skies” series.
I was thrilled to receive a book by Ms. Snelling. I am in love with her series “Dakotah Treasures.” I have read the books many a time over the years. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan of THE PROMISE OF DAWN. It didn’t have the usual elegance of her other novels, although I haven’t read all of her other novels yet. This one seemed a bit rushed and the ending was rather boring, as if she forced herself to write it. The ending definitely picked up and for the last half, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Because of that, I will read book 2.
Overall, it is an okay book. If you are a fan of historical fiction, especially historical fiction with a Christian theme, then you will enjoy THE PROMISE OF DAWN. I found it interesting to read about Norwegian immigrants, as usually books about the Old West don’t involve immigrants. Parts of this book reminded me of the Kirsten series from American Girl, although Kirsten was from Sweden.