From the Inside Flap
Some time later, she made her way downstairs, one hand trailing on the railing. She might not have the fanciest clothes, but she felt like a princess anyway. Hearing laughter from the drawing room, she paused at the doorway. Petter spotted her immediately and crossed the room to greet her.
"I'm so glad you could come. I'll introduce you to the others. More people will be coming soon."
The knocker on the door announced another guest. As she entered the room with Petter, she could hear Charles greet the newcomer. For some strange reason, she paused long enough to hear an answer.
"I am a friend of Petter's."
Nilda froze. Surely this was not possible. It couldn't be.
Petter gave her a puzzled frown. "What's the matter? You look like you've seen a ghost. I was looking forward to introducing you to my new friend, Dreng Nygaard. He has recently arrived from Norway too."
Nilda's worst nightmares were now reality.|Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of more than 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over 5 million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.
The Promise of Dawn
Under Northern Skies #1
A Breath of Hope
Under Northern Skies #2
From the Back Cover
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?