This historical novel set in the Canadian prairies in the early 1900s is the third book in the "A Prairie Legacy" series. It continues the story of Virginia Simpson as she marries Jonathan and struggles with him to begin and nurture a family and a successful, horse-breeding farm. Although somewhat dependent on the earlier novels, this book could also be enjoyed on its own. It would probably appeal most to young adult girls who like gentle, heartwarming tales featuring characters with a strong, traditional Christian faith.
Virginia Simpson's courtship with an old beau is rekindled and the couple marries. The early days of marriage prove difficult as Jonathan builds their home and starts his business. Things are further complicated when the couple takes in the child of an old friend who is an alcoholic.
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