The dream of their own farmstead and a good life in America had brought
Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund across the Atlantic to pioneer the virgin
prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald’s tragic disappearance in a
winter storm had turned Ingeborg’s dreams into a living nightmare.
Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she
struggles to keep the farm and her family together.

When spring
appears, Roald’s distant cousin Haaken arrives to help with the heavy
field work, and Ingeborg is able to once again concentrate her efforts
on home and children. After the bleak winter, she cannot ignore the joy
that Haaken brings to their lives or the attraction she begins to feel
toward him. When Roald’s brother from Norway also arrives to help the
family, things become very complicated around the simple prairie