Twelve-year-old Abbie and her family are finding the homesteader's life on the Nebraska plains harder than they ever imagined. Trying to save the money to buy a homestead, Papa is working in town and rarely comes home to visit. Abbie, her sister, two brothers, and their mother live out on their prairie farm, isolated from civilization. Abbie wishes for impossible things: that the family could live in town, that she could own a piano, could attend school, and have friends her own age. But then tragedy strikes and Abbie tortures herself with remorse, no longer sure that she and her family will find the courage and faith to survive.
Childrens-Books, Literature-Fiction, Historical-Fiction, United-States, 1800s,