When a fire blazes in a structure on the prairie near Blessing, North Dakota during the 1900s, everyone in the entire region is mobilized to fight it. In the prologue, Andrew Bjorklund, his father Haakan, his mother Ingeborg, and his sister Astrid race to gather their tools and head to a neighbor's place. The drama gives a miniature picture of how this family works as a team.
Ellie Wold lives in Grafton, North Dakota, about an hour (by train) from Blessing. Because of her adoptive father Olaf's beautiful furniture business, they moved from Bl