If things were different it really could have happened. Penny Rose Wilder watched her fathers farm going to ruin, and dreamed of romance, adventure, and the gracious world which lay beyond the creek. She was determined to win her way into that world and to Jeffrey. But just as it seemed possible at last, tragedy intervened, and all the energy of the Wilder family was thrown into the fight for surival.But as Penny came face to face with reality she found another kind of dream, one which brought with it the will to work as she had never worked before to make the land she loved rich and the family she cherished happy.
It brought heart-breaking, back-breaking work- but it brought also a sense of accomplishment, and unexpectedly, love. And where she least expected, Penny Rose found maturity, peace of mind, and real happiness.