Forever my own

Tracie Peterson

eAudio - 2021

In 1871, Kirstin Hallberg arrives in Duluth, Minnesota, to find the city council intent on building a canal and ensuring the city's rise to greatness. She's come to care for her elderly grandmother Lena Segerson only to discover Lena very full of life and full of secrets. For when Kirstin opens their front door one day, she finds the brother she long thought dead on the other side. Domar begs his sister to say nothing to their parents, viewing their grief as payment for falsely accusing him of bad behavior years prior and driving him from their Swedish village. Caught between her brother's wishes and the chance to ease her family's pain, Kirstin doesn't know which decision is right. When Domar's friend Ilian is... hurt in an accident, Kirstin and her grandmother volunteer to care for him. Ilian struggles with his own bitterness toward his estranged father, heightened by his injured leg. He can now never return to logging, but the only other thing he really knows and enjoys is making Mackinaw boats--but that would force him to seek his father's help. As he recovers, a natural attraction starts between Ilian and Kirstin, but both are dealing with problems without easy answers. With no clear way forward, can love ever thrive and the past be forgiven? (

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Published
[United States] : Recorded Books, Inc 2021.
Language
English
Corporate Author
hoopla digital
Main Author
Tracie Peterson (-)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Stephanie Cozart (narrator)
Edition
Unabridged
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 42 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781705029336
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Prodigal sons learn valuable lessons in the pleasing second installment of Peterson's Ladies of the Lake series (after Destined for You). It's 1871 and 20-something Swedish immigrant Kristin Hallberg is visiting her grandmother, Lena Segerson, for the first time in many years. Eleven years before, Kristin's older brother, Domar, had been shunned from their Swedish village and left for America, but his ship sank. Only faith helped Kristin survive the grief. So when Domar shows up at Lena's house, Kristin is shocked to learn he's alive and that he let his family back home think he was dead. Now, he begs Kristin to keep his secret as well. Meanwhile, Domar's best friend, Iliam Farstad, has a difficult relationship with his father, Habram, who is in love with Lena. Kristin is determined to help Domar fix his relationship with their family as well as help Iliam forgive his father, though Iliam, even if he's fond of Kristin, does not appreciate her meddling. Only by trusting in God, acknowledging the truth, and offering forgiveness will these intertwined families be able to heal old wounds and move forward. This feel-good story will delight fans of faith-filled historical romance. (July)

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