A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.

Lauraine Snelling

 

Høstfest favorite Lauraine Snelling has turned her Norwegian heritage and gift of storytelling into a prolific career with upwards of 80 books in print. Snelling's trademark style is tackling real issues within a compelling story, and it's a style that has earned her many devoted fans over her 30+ years of writing. Her work includes many bestselling family sagas, including the beloved Blessing series.

Book Release 04/03/18

A Breath of Hope #2

More in Under Northern Skies Series

 

Bethany House / 2018 / Paperback

 

Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives, offering to pay her ticket, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother Ivar accompanies her, and they can't wait to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota.

© Lauraine Snelling 2018. All rights reserved.

 

A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.

A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.

A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.

A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.

A Song of Joy

Book Release: A Song of Joy (Under Northern Skies #4)

Bethany House / August 2019

In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. Still new to America herself, Nilda focuses on the area's immigrant community, but she'll have to fight to get her ideas accepted by the locals and donors alike.

In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. But just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz's attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda hope to compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Pre-Order A Song of Joy:  Amazon  |  ChristianBook  |  Barnes & Noble

In addition to hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats, Recorded Books, an organization based in Maryland, has officially signed on for an audiobook edition of A Song of Joy.

Christmas 2018

Lauraine's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a special time for your family, with a little downtime to curl up next to the fire with a great book, too.

Let me add my own holiday greeting to the stack of Christmas cards and gifts growing next to the tree. Click here to read my Christmas Newsletter - and please join my mailing list to receive it in your email inbox next year, as well. Blessings to you all!

-Lauraine Snelling

Portland/Vancouver ACFW October Meeting: Featured Speaker Lauraine Snelling

October 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Vancouver WA

It's not every day a little ACFW chapter can host an international bestselling author of over 80 books who has had a career spanning three decades--a speaker of such repute that she was the keynoter at one of the ACFW conferences.

As a sought-after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Lauraine will be encouraging us during this downturn in the book-selling economy.

Location Information:
East Vancouver Community Church
12415 SE 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98683
October 18, 2018, 6:30pm

Book Release: A Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies #3)

Bethany House / November 2018 / Paperback

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. Together, she and her family work their farm and fell trees for lumber. Everything is finally going right.

When Nilda is offered a job by a wealthy businesswoman in the nearby town of Blackduck, she can't believe her luck. Here is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the worlds of commerce and high society. But life in town comes with a catch: the man who tried to assault Nilda in Norway has arrived in Blackduck. He claims to have turned over a new leaf, but every time she sees him, her fears come flooding back. Can she learn to forgive him and move on, or will she always be stuck in the past? And can he truly be trusted?

Workshop: Writing Great Fiction with Lauraine Snelling

June 23, 2018, Tehachapi, CA Treasure Trove

This fiction workshop will cover turning an idea into a book, creating characters that will live on in reader's minds, dialogue plotting and endings that leave readers wanting more.

Attendees will need pen and paper, and will be able to purchase a set of CDs to listen to for refreshers as they put these principles to work on their own novels.

Advance registration required at Treasure Trove. Class size limited at 20. Fee is $50.00 which includes workbook.