"Soldahl! Next stop, Soldahl!" When Nora Johanson heard the conductor's words, her heart began to race. At last she would be in the arms of the man she had promised to marry--Hans Larson. At fifteen she was so sure of their love. Now, three years later and far from the mountains and fjords of her beloved homeland, Norway, she wondered... She stepped off the train, found her trunk full of quilts, hand-embroidered linens, and household treasures painted with rosemaling designs, and looked anxiously for Hans. The pelting March snow stung her cheeks. "Where is he? Dear God, what will I do?" When Hans failed to arrive at the train station that night, Nora found herself thrown into a life she never expected--Reverend and Mrs. Moen and Carl Detschman, a grieving German immigrant. Was this really what God had planned for her? Previously published as Dakota stories I: Dakota dawn and Dakota dream, c1993.