Norway has such limited opportunities including jobs and food. Rune and Signe Carlson decide quickly to come to America when Rune’s Uncle writes and invites the family. He will pay their passage in exchange for work on the home stead. While Rune and Signe know they will deeply miss their family, this opportunity is quite welcome.
But life in Minnesota is so different than what they imagined and dreamed about. Uncle is a hard task master, and Aunt is bedridden. But they quickly adapt to the work with the hope of earning their own land.
This follows another branch of the family from the other books by the same author, but it stands on its own. There is much detail in the day to day work on the farm, and how difficult life home steading was for these immigrants.
I am eager to read the next books in the series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.