By Lauraine Snelling
Lauraine Snelling Returns to Her renowned pink River Valley SettingEighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has regularly dreamed of changing into a physician. She had meant to review drugs in Chicago or Grand Forks, but if a catastrophe burnt up an enormous part of her family's source of revenue, Astrid stayed domestic as a substitute, receiving hands-on education from Dr. Elizabeth.Joshua Landsverk left Blessing years in the past, yet he is by no means forgotten Astrid. Returning to city, he seeks to courtroom her. Astrid is drawn to him, and while the chance all of sudden opens for her to visit Chicago for clinical education, she reveals it tough to go away. Love blossoms via their letters, yet upon arriving again domestic, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she need to surrender like to pursue her dream?
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Thelma set a tray on the table and the dress on a chair beside Ingeborg, then with a smile she returned back inside the house. A plate of molasses cookies sat between a cup of coffee and a glass of lemonade. She started with the lemonade, holding the cold glass against her forehead and cheeks. Inga’s black-and-white cat mounted the steps and rubbed against her skirt, eyeing the birds as she mewed to be picked up. ” Ingeborg set her glass back on the tray and patted her knees. The cat didn’t need a second invitation and leaped into her lap, bumping her head under Ingeborg’s chin before turning around, kneading with her front paws, and curling in a circle.
Astrid and Elizabeth swapped smiles. Doctors or not, sometimes mothers still took charge. “Thank you, we will. ” “Oh, and Thelma said to tell you she’d take care of the surgery. ” Mr. Baxter asked. “You stay as long as you want. ” “Thank you, but you don’t need to do that. I mean . ” He lowered his eyes at the look Elizabeth sent his way. ” Astrid and Elizabeth found Thorliff and Pastor Solberg in the kitchen. ” “We’ve not had dinner either,” Thorliff said. ” Elizabeth nodded. ” Fresh rolls waited on the counter in the cheerful kitchen, which was really Thelma’s domain.
Astrid lifted down the earpiece on the telephone and asked the operator to ring the Bjorklund farm. ” Gerald Valders, the daytime switchboard operator, asked as he put the call through. “Terrible accident. Please call Pastor Solberg. ” She heard the phone ringing. ” Astrid calmed a little at the sound of her mother’s voice. “Mor, come quickly. We need help. ” Astrid hung up and returned to the examination room, now quiet but for the stentorian breathing of the man on the table. Thelma was helping cut away the man’s shirt, her face even more wrinkled than normal.
A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling