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on the prairie agrees with Louisa Downing. She loves the beauty of
it. Her brother Lester does too but he is much to shy to ever really
talk about it. The life can be a lonely one, though. There
are few neighbors and not a lot of interaction. When the family learns
that they will have neighbors moving in just three miles from them, they
are excited. The arrival of William Berryman and his wife Emmeline
is a happy occasion for the Downing's. William is a doctor who has
moved from New York City to the prairie to practice medicine. Emmaline
is a frail beauty who seems too fragile for the hard life on the prairie.
She becomes the new school teacher and Lester begins to come out of his
shell under her encouragement. Even though she seems to be settling
in, the fear of the prairie and her longing to return to New York are still
there. Will the Downing family be able to help Emmaline adjust to
her new life? How will she impact the Downing family?
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
Nebraska -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
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