In this work of fiction, eleven-year-old Tori and her family are struggling with the Great Depression in North Dakota, and the death of her beloved papa has been the severest blow of all. To aspiring writer Tori, everything is changing for the worse--her friends are acting too grown-up, and her little brother Otto invades her privacy. When a Norwegian bachelor-farmer begins courting Mama, Tori writes in her journal that her life is about to be ruined. What will Tori discover about forgiveness and acceptance as she tries to keep her life from changing? (Goodreads)
Pretty, isn't it? I wanted to showcase Margo's new book and show it off a little here today :) It was recently re-released by NDSU and is a great middle grade read. There's a lot of typical family history and cultural stories from Scandinavian settlers on the plains, along with a little love story woven in, too. Go check it out! And while you are at it, say hi to Margo over on twitter!