When Kristin Eikaas arrives in America, she encounters prejudice and destructive superstition that is infecting the town. Will she have the courage to stand up for what is right--even against her own family?The year is 1848, and Kristin Eikaas has sailed from Norway to make a new life for herself in Wisconsin. It doesn't take long for her Uncle Lars to warn her about the Sundberg family. When she asks why, Lars tells her that Karl Sundberg's second wife is an Indian who "casts evil spells on the good people of this community." Having just left the old country where superstitions abound, Kristin believes her uncle and heeds his warning.On the day after her arrival, the family attends the wedding of a fellow church member. At the reception that follows, Kristin meets Sam Sundberg and thinks he's charming. Still, she can't help but remember her uncle's warning.After coming to the rescue of Sam's half-sister, Kristen is ostracized by her family and the entire community and sent to work at the only place that will take her in--the Sundberg farm. When she learns of Sam's true nature, his benevolence toward others, his care and concern, she's finally able to lay her belief in superstitions to rest and put her entire trust in the Lord. Furthermore, she can't help but fall in love with Sam, the man who helped her understand this truth. She knows her uncle will never approve of the match. Will she have the courage to follow her heart?
This series, set between 1848 and 1900, depicts the lives of three generations of the Sundberg family who have settled in Wisconsin from Norway. Although the Sundberg men choose different vocations--farming, shipping, railroading--it's the women who keep their husbands' hearts woven together in the fabric of time for one cause: to honor the God of heaven while working toward prosperity in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave