Nineteen-year-old Rebecca Baard has experienced more than her share of
sorrow. And though she dreams of finding love, she’s afraid to open her
heart. Besides, no man has ever shown enough interest in her to come
courting. Rebecca’s friends set out to remedy the situation, concocting
social events to attract all the eligible bachelors in town and advising
her in the use of feminine wiles.

Rebecca also hopes to open a soda shop in Blessing, so she travels
to Bismarck to learn how to operate one. Awed by the big city and
enamored by the attention she receives from a sophisticated and charming
young man, she begins to question her long-held ambitions. What would
it take for her to call a new place “home”?