“A Harvest of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling takes us back to Blessing, North Dakota in 1905. Miriam Hastings came to Blessing for nursing training at the Blessing Hospital. She was called back home to Chicago when her mother became deathly ill. While in Chicago she feels torn. Part of her wants to stay in Chicago with her siblings and the other part wants to return to Blessing and to Trygve Knutson. Trygve is anxiously waiting for Miriam to return because he knows that this is the woman he is to marry. Finally the day arrives when Miriam returns. Miriam is busy training but also finds herself spending more time with Trygve. She does not want to get his hopes up because she will be returning to Chicago as soon as her training is over. Trygve is persistent and soon starts winning Miriam over but she is still torn between Chicago and Blessing. Which will she choose?
This is the second book in the Song of blessing series. This book picks up where “To Everything a Season” left off. This series continues the story of Blessing and the Bjorklund family. This is a book full of hope, faith, and love and it will draw you in and you will not want to put it down. This book shows us that God is ultimately in control and we should always trust in Him no matter what is going on in our lives. I highly recommend reading all of the books about the Bjorklund family. These books will give you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1880s through the early 1900s. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.