Miriam is sent to Blessing to complete her nurses training, not to be attracted to Trygve. She needs to complete her training and get back to Chicago so she can care for her Mother and five younger siblings. Ingeborg is worried about Haakan, who is very weak after his most recent spell. Elizabeth is pregnant again and Astrid is trying to figure out how to keep both her sister-in-law and the baby safe and healthy. Lots of other things happen, but you'll just have to read the book.
I'm giving this book 4 stars.
1: All the emotions, from laughing out loud, (snuckling?), to crying, (I can't see out of my now salt-covered glasses) this book hits it all.
2: Manny and Haakan and Ingeborg. Add in a little bit of irrepressible Inga, and Manny didn't have a chance. I was so happy for him.
3: I see the point of the Anglican bit, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with it does it?
4: Honestly, I don't see how Gerald and Toby Valders managed to grow up so nice being stuck with parents like that! I'm not a fan..... although Hildegunn isn't 100% awful. Just...95% ;)
5: The ending led very much into wanting the next book. I can't wait to start it. (I've already read book 4 in this series... I never get them in order *eye roll* but I think book 4 is better than book 1)