So Hattie had been moved around from one distant relative to the next. Then she gets a letter from a woman in Montana saying that her deceased uncle has left her a large piece of land. She moves out there to get away from her irritating Aunt Ivy. She has to adapt to the extreme cold there while preparing for planting season. I have to say I learned lots of good tips for if I ever want to go live on a homestead in Montana, but sadly, I don't think that'll happen. She makes some very good friends on her journey including Perilee, a mother who is extremely kind, as well as her children Chase, Mattie, Fern, and later on, Lottie; Leafie, a kind woman who is the go-to person for anything; Rooster Jim, a strange but very friendly man who had a cherry tree growing out of his roof; and so many other people.
The ending made me cry a lot. I'm not going to say anything more. It is one of my favorite books. Everyone should read it. It has lots of history in it, but it's still a fun, easy read!
I wish there were more of these stunning books out there, but sadly everyone has become sucked into those books about Vampires and Angels, and don't care to sniff out good books!