When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for America as a mail-order bride, she brings along some extra baggage: two sisters, her mother's set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. When she arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she promptly marries Peter Andersen and dreams of starting life over in this rugged land. Peter is kind and patient with Catharine and accommodating to her sisters. His mother, however, is not. When she begins a campaign to sabotage Peter's marriage, Catharine is distraught, worried that her secret past will be discovered. Will her life end up as nothing but broken pieces? Or will these trials make her stronger?
Readers will love negotiating the clash of cultures and class as a highborn European and a Western wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with both the past and the future.
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I liked the book a lot, it was a great story. But I wondered why the people from Holland didn’t all have Dutch names. I was born and raised there, and Catherine Olsen is not a Dutch name, neither is Carl Johnson. Other than that I loved the book.
I love this book! The characters are all adorable & realistic.
It was one of those books that I just couldn't put down. Loved it.