New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents a story about a way of life that will long be remembered-with people and places as real as the emotions of the heart
Eager to begin her first teaching position, Linnea Brandonberg steps off the train looking as grown up and worldly as her eighteen years allow. The golden fields and fragrant wheat of Alamo, North Dakota, are as new and different to Linnea as the stoic Westgaards, a farming family who provide her with a place to stay.
Farm life in 1917 is hard and bitter-but tiny, spirited Linnea is determined to brave its challenges and carve out a place for herself. And as World War I threatens to take those she holds dear, Linnea grows to womanhood in the arms of Teddy Westgaard, a man who thought he'd never find love again