Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.
Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, so when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?
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Astrid Bjorklund wants to use her medical training to serve God and feels that He might be leading her in the direction of missionary work. Smarting from a misunderstanding with Joshua Landsverk, the young man she thought she loved, she heads east to a missionary training school, hoping to eventually use her skills in some remote outpost in Africa.
When she is called home unexpectedly to help in a family medical emergency, Astrid learns of a deadly measles outbreak on the nearby Indian reservation. She immediately senses the Spirit tugging her to help the Indians and wonders if her "mission field" is not so far away as she had imagined. But if she follows God's call, will love pass her by?Say I have a one tract mind if you wish, but when it comes to Lauraine Snelling and her North Dakota book serieses; I'd have to agree. I've been following Lauraine's Bjorklund family since its conception in 2006. I also have her Dakotah Treasure series which goes back to 2003. So yes, I've been following Lauraine for some time now. I guess because I live in ND this series has just grown with me. Snelling is wonderful and I can't get enough ND from her. I hope she never runs out of ND stories. This new series follows Astrid Bjorklund. Astrid has a hard time trying to find out what it is exactly that the Lord wants her to do. I think that's hard for any of us to know. Astrid must remember the words of her Mother "God is never late in His answers, but sometimes He sends us tests."