After Hattie’s family died in a New York tenement fire in 1923, she was sent on the Orphan Train to Nebraska to live with Henry and Elizabeth Jansen. Hattie needs to help Henry with farm chores and assist Elizabeth, who is still grieving the death of their children. Hattie is well aware that she is unwanted. Is it possible for the Jansens to love another child?
“An excellent historical novel with characters we come to care for deeply.”
- Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 5th Edition, 2001