Exciting New Series by Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling
Few authors have created a legacy of literature as comprehensive and beloved as Lauraine
Snelling. Readers couldn’t get enough of her bestselling historical sagas that follow the people of
Blessing, North Dakota, a Norwegian immigrant community struggling to pioneer the Red River
Valley and fulfill their dreams for a better future.
With Valley of Dreams, Snelling offers a new crop of characters and a new setting that are sure
to win over readers just as strongly. Heading south to the Black Hills, the novel follows a young
woman and her companions as they search for a place to call home.
When Cassie Lockwood’s mother died, Cassie began travelling with her father’s Wild West Show.
Along the way, she became an amazingly skillful trick rider and sharpshooter, likened by some to the
famous Annie Oakley. When her father passed away, she continued to work with the show, having
nowhere else to go.
Now Cassie has discovered that “Uncle” Jason, the show’s manager, has driven the show into debt,
and he’s absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Cassie decides to try to find the
hidden valley in the Black Hills of South Dakota where her father had dreamed of setting down
roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers on a giant
hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who’s been with the act for twenty years, and Micah, the head
wrangler, she leaves the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring
adventure. Will they find the valley before winter closes in on them?
Written in her signature heartwarming style, Lauraine once again vividly explores the human
struggle and its unexpected and beautiful triumphs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of sixty-plus books with sales of over 2
million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers’ conferences
across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.