Sophie's Dilemma (Daughters of Blessing #2)

She couldn't wait to leave the Red River Valley. . .Certain she can't live without Hamre Bjorklund, the impetuous Sophie Knutson rejects her father's request to postpone her marriage until after graduation and convinces Hamre to elope. But far from her family, Sophie finds that life as a fisherman's bride in Ballard, Washington, is not all she had envisioned. Pregnant and lonely while Hamre is away at sea, she hires on at a fish cannery, only to be fired after fainting on the job. When tragedy strikes, heartbroken Sophie can think only of returning home to Blessing. But will her family welcome her after the way she's hurt them by her defiant behavior? Will she ever open her heart to love again?

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By Kathryn (Mapleton, UT) · ★★★★★ · January 15, 2010
I think alot of girls can relate to sophie before they grow up. We all have big plans to travel and explore and then life becomes reality. Sophie was in a hurry to grow up and get out of Blessing. She eloped with Hamre to Seattle after being told to wait a year and finish school by her parents. S... ...more
By Marie (Saxapahaw, NC) · ★★★★★ · June 10, 2009
This is the second book in the Daughters of Blessing series. Sophie leaves home to marry Hamre Bjorklund after he father asks them to wait. After they settle outside of Settle Sophie realizes what it means to be a wife, especially that of a fisherman. After a fight with Hamre the night before he... ...more
By Mayda (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 24, 2012
This is the second novel in the Daughters of Blessing series and centers on seventeen-year-old Sophie who elopes with Hamre and moves to Seattle. The title of the book says it all: Sophie faces more than one dilemma as circumstances in her life overwhelm her. The author tells an interesting story... ...more
By Rosalie (Georgetown, TX) · ★★★★★ · January 23, 2015

I have read all the previous books in "Red River of the North" series and this is one of the best. ...more
By Kelly (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · September 22, 2009
The second in a series of 4, this book (and series) is actually a sequel to a larger series of books all about pioneers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and (the original series spans 1880 to about 1900) takes place in the first 4 or 5 years of the 20th century. The characters in these 4 b... ...more
By Dani (Mount Holly, NC) · ★★★★☆ · September 27, 2010
I thought that the Daughters of Blessing series was going to be just like the other novels about the Bjorklund family, but I was wrong. Lauraine Snelling managed to give Sophie a much different voice than the other members of the family. Sophie wasn't as selfless and duty-bound as the others, and... ...more
By Rebecca (The United States) · ★★★★★ · July 16, 2008
I enjoyed this book, because I can relate to the main character Sophie in so many way. She had to grow up fast by decisions she hastily made. Choices that changed the direction of her live in so many ways. There is joy, sorrow, forgiveness, anger, and lots of love. I think the greatest lesson fro... ...more
By Elentarien · ★★★☆☆ · August 07, 2010
Enjoyed this one. This whole series is very good - each one stands on its own, and yet links to the others - making them relevant but you can read them in any order. (Which is good since that is what I am ending up doing!) Sophie in this one made me want to shake her a bit. But then, I guess we a... ...more
By Patricia (Canandaigua, NY) · ★★★★☆ · July 23, 2012
Another great Lauraine Snelling book. I am so enjoying reading her books again. They give me that warm feeling and these daughter of blessing books are filling me in on what happened before the series I started a few weeks back. Highly recommend these books to anyone who enjoys historical fictio... ...more
By Meadow · ★★★★☆ · April 08, 2010
As Sophie elopes and runs from her home and family, she is convinced she couldn't live without her husband. But as soon as she discovers that she is pregnant, a tragedy strikes leaving Sophie pregnat and widowed. Could her family ever forgiver and welcolm ber back for what she has done

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