The year is 1910. Sarah Wheaton answers an add for a mail-order bride placed by a Kansas farmer named Jacob Witting---a widower whose family still grieves their mother's death. But Sarah wins their lonely hearts with her nurturing ways and her warm stories of her home in Maine---and they heal her homesickness with a quiet acceptance of her help and, eventually, her love. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. The 1986 Newbery Medal winner.