Heartache and regret, boldness and sacrifice. What will restoration cost the beloved Norgaard family?
Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then
widowed at just nineteen, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and
wed by Thor Norgaard, a Deaf man in rural Appalachia. That the Lord saw
her along the winding journey and that Aven now carries Thor’s child
are blessings beyond measure. Yet while Thor holds her heart, it is
Haakon—his younger brother and rival—who haunts her memories.
fled the Norgaard orchard after trying to take Aven as his own, Haakon
sails on the North Atlantic ice trade, where his soul is plagued with
regrets that distance cannot heal. Not even the beautiful Norwegian
woman he’s pursued can ease the torment. When the winds bear him home
after four years away, Haakon finds the family on the brink of tragedy. A
decades-old feud with the neighboring farm has wrenched them into the
fiercest confrontation on Blackbird Mountain since the Civil War.
Haakon’s cunning and strength hold the power to seal many fates,
including Thor’s—which is already imperiled due to a grave illness
brought to him at the first prick of warfare.
Now Haakon faces
the hardest choice of his life. One that shapes a battlefield where
pride must be broken enough to be restored, and where a prodigal son may
finally know the healing peace of surrender and the boundless gift of
forgiveness. And when it comes to the woman he left behind in Norway, he
just might discover that while his heart belongs to a daughter of the
north, she’s been awaiting him on shores more distant than the land he’s
From Christy Award–winning author Joanne Bischof comes Daughters of Northern Shores: the highly anticipated sequel to her moving novel Sons of Blackbird Mountain.