Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Book Review ~ To Everything A Season

October 17th, 2014

This past month, I had the privilege of reviewing Lauraine Snelling’s newest book, To Everything A Season. I must admit, I picked this book because I loved how the title fit so well with Carolyn’s life verse in Finding Faith, but I have also read some of her other books and always enjoyed each of them!


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Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping to build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons–especially since meeting Miriam Hastings.

Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She’s been promised a position in the Chicago women’s hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone.

When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If not, will it mean losing Trygve–and her chance at love–for good?


My Review for To Everything A Season:

4 stars – I really enjoyed it

As I began reading the book, I noticed instantly that it picked up where Lauraine Snelling had left off in her other books. I will say, that I might have been a little lost had I not read another one of her series that was set in Blessing.

Nevertheless, the character lines instantly grabbed me and I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. I did enjoy how the Bjorkland family saga continued on and also the different plot twists in the story. The family matriarch, Ingeborg, had amazing faith in God and it was inspiring to see how she could give God anything and let him have control of the situation. She also was so “in tune” with God, that she could hear the whispering of the Holy Spirit as she went about through her day.

The only thing I will say that I did not enjoy was the fact that Miriam, the heroine, was not mentioned until half way through the book. Her story will obviously continue through the others in the series, but it was a bit disappointing since I expected to read about her story.

Other than that, I really enjoyed reading To Everything A Season and would recommend it to anyone who has read earlier books of Lauraine Snelling’s and who enjoys historical fiction!

This book was given to me by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

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Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old