Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Measure of Mercy

By Lauraine Snelling

A Measure of Mercy is the first in the Home to Blessing series. The story of the Bjorklund family, who first settled the town now called Blessing, North Dakota, continues with the youngest daughter of Ingeborg and and Haakan. Astrid Bjorklund has been training with her sister-in-law Dr Elizabeth Bjorklund and is now ready for surgical training in Chicago. Astrid dreams of continuing her practice with Dr Elizabeth in the hospital they hope to build in Blessing.

Just before she departs for Chicago a missionary visits the church and tell of the need for medical missionaries in Africa. At the same time Joshua Landsverk returns to Blessing seeking to court Astrid.

Astrid leaves for Chicago with both Africa and Joshua on her mind. Is God calling to be a missionary? Will she return to Blessing and Joshua?

This inspiring story lives up to the reputation of all the other Bjorklund books. Ingeborg is busy as always serving the community and teaching her family, and us the readers, to love, serve, and follow God.

As always the Blessing women are an inspiration in how they work together to support one another and help the nearby Indian reservation.

Those who have followed the Bjorklund family through the other series will not be disappointed in this book. It is as well written and researched as the rest.

First time readers will also love this boo. As always, Lauraine Snelling does a fabulous job of making this book enjoyable even for those who haven't read the previous books.

I laughed, I cried, I loved it.

*** I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House for review purposes.

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