Prarie Rose Author:Susan Kirby Set at the beginning of the century, this good "old-fashioned" read with its reassuring traditional virtues, is sure to be an inspiration for today. — At its center is Elizabeth "Libby" Watson, a plucky — 17-year old. whose dreams of becoming a writer are sidetracked when she must care for her widowed father and her brothers in an Illinois mining ... more »town. Then one day a letter changes Libby's world. Her late uncle has bequeathed his general store to Libby and she travels to a
neighboring town to attend to all the details.
In Edgewood, Libby discovers a community built on hard work and an enduring faith that comes as naturally as the fresh air on the rolling prarie. But she also senses not everyone welcomes her and the news of her good fortune. There are jealousies and old grudges at work. And even though her blossoming friendship with handsome young lawyer
Angus Cearlock makes her forget any misgivings about her new home, Libby has a lot to learn as she fashions a place of her own.« less