Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always
dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in
Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of
her family’s income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on
training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two
years ago, but he’s never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks
to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity
unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she
finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but
upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she
have to give up love to pursue her dream?