Newlyweds Molly and David are only sixteen and eighteen years old when they head west. But they work hard, and at first their new life is full of promise, especially after a baby is born. Then disaster strikes and David must journey to find work, leaving Molly to face the prairie winter alone, in this gripping novel by the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Let the Hurricane Roar (later titled Young Pioneers) was the author's most successful novel. It addressed the difficulties of homesteading in the Dakotas in the late 19th century, and was based on recollections of Ingalls-Wilder family folklore. Readers may recognize the main characters Caroline and Charles from the "Little House" books.