“Streams of Mercy” by Lauraine Snelling

I must begin by saying that Lauraine Snelling is a wonderful author.  Her books about the settlers who came from Norway to North Dakota are extremely well written.  I read the first of these novels and liked them very much.

I was excited to read “Streams of Mercy”, book three in the Song of Blessing series.  Blessing is the name of the town that sprung up in North Dakota as more and more settlers followed the first from Norway.  I started this book, then put it down for a while.  I recently began reading it again, and although the writing was good and the story was interesting, I had to stop in the middle of the book.  I became so frustrated trying to keep all the characters straight.  I found myself going back to the beginning of the book to the Bjorklund family tree trying to place everyone where they should be.  Even though I love the author and liked the book, I was unable to finish it.  Perhaps someone with more perseverance and short term memory would really be able to delve into the story and see it through to the end.

I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free print copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.

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