By Lauraine Snelling
The Bjorklund relations has bought note that Augusta Bjorklund is on her means from Norway to hitch them in North Dakota. while the educate arrives within the city of Blessing with out Augusta aboard, the fearful relations hopes she is going to be at the educate within the morning. yet merely her trunk arrives, so Bridget Bjorklund insists that Hjelmer, Augusta's brother, cross locate her. Augusta, after learning her meant bridegroom had married a person else, made up our minds to depart her damaged middle in Norway and begin a brand new existence in the US supporting her mom run her boardinghouse. yet figuring out no English, Augusta misunderstands a price ticket agent's instructions in St. Paul, Minnesota, and within the harried confusion, she forums the incorrect teach. whilst she arrives on the finish of the road, she is met by means of a good-looking younger rancher, Kane Moyer, anticipating his Norwegian mail-order bride? publication #6 within the bestselling pink RIVER OF THE NORTH sequence.
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Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers’ conferences across the country. She and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, a bassett named Chewy, and a cockatiel watch bird named Bidley. They make their home in California. Prologue Oslo, Norway July 3, 1889 Dear Mr. Moyer, Thank you for the ship and railroad tickets, as well as the information on your ranch that you sent to me. I am sad to inform you that I will not be able to arrive on the date you specified. I have made arrangements to change my arrival date from September 1 to October 1, due to some difficulties that have arisen with my family.
When she could breathe, she squeaked out, “Elmer? Are . . ” “Sorry, but that’s what I heard. ” Johann gathered his reins and climbed back aboard the mower. ” Augusta straightened her back, her Bjorklund blue eyes sparking off bits of fire. She spun on her heel and stalked back up the lane to the house. ” Soren asked Augusta as she was leaving the house again after having just arrived back from the field, but this time with her hat pinned firmly in place. “Down to send a telegram. ” Calling Elmer every name she could think of and some she’d just created, she slung her reticule over her arm and stormed down the hill to the village.
She nickered when she saw him coming and came to the fence, draping her head over the top rail so he would rub her ears. ” He still had a hard time referring to his future wife by her given name. After all, they hadn’t even met yet. The filly rubbed her forehead on his chambray shirt, leaving both red and white hairs on the fabric. She nosed the leather vest he wore and sniffed his pockets. When he didn’t respond, she snuffled the hair curling just under his ears and tipped his flat-brimmed hat back, nearly off his head.