The HomesteadBook - 2017
Hannah is a fifteen-year-old Amish girl who lives on her familys farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When her family, hit hard by the Great Depression, loses their farm, Hannahs father decides its time for a fresh start. Destitute but inspired by grand plans and dreams of a better future west of Lancaster, he loads his family and what little they have left into their covered wagon. They settle in North Dakota, hundreds of miles from any Amish community. Hannahs mother does her best to be a good wife, supporting her husband as they try to build a new life in a wholly unfamiliar place. Things arent going quite as Hannahs father had imaginedhis visions of success are shattered by the reality that his knowledge of farming in Lancaster isnt of much use in Midwestern soil. With the fields barren and her family on the verge of starvation, Hannah decides to take matters into her own hands. She goes into town looking for a job and finds one at a cattle ranch, where she meets charismatic ranch hand Clay Jenkins. Clay is drawn to the independent, strong-willed newcomer. As they work together at the ranch, Hannah grapples with her own feelings for Clay, an English boy. Her life is more uncertain than ever. With Hannahs help, will her family get back on their feet and prosper in North Dakota? And what will happen with Clay Jenkins?
Publisher: New York, New York : Good Books, 
Branch Call Number: CHR Byler, L 500.1 2017
Characteristics: 349 pages ; 22 cm