Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Facing many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France. Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle's claim until an unforseen tragedy causes her to find the real meaning of home.
Softcover, 304 pages, ages 8 and up.