In Book 5 of the Red River of the North series, Mary Martha MacCallister comes to Blessing from Missouri to visit her brother. She volunteers to help at the schoolhouse while she is visiting, and the prospering citizens are soon under thrall of her southern charm. Through her work, she meets Pastor John Solberg, and they find much in common. However, her visit is cut short when she receives a summons to return home and care for her ailing mother, but she says she'll stay in touch . no matter what. Lauraine Snelling, paperback, 300 pages.