The Reformation of Grandmother Hulda

Book Four

By Esther Allen Peterson

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Order code: 8876S

Grandmother Hulda and Aunt Ingaborg come from Norway to live with the Olsen-Ytterhorn family. Both are mean and bossy. But a tragedy in the community leads to two babies coming to the house, and it fundamentally alters the focus of Hulda’s and Ingaborg’s energies. It isn’t long before the two women are unrecognizable, the product of a community that puts caring for others above all else.

Description

In the fourth book of the Homesteaders series, the Olsen-Ytterhorn family barely receives news of Grandmother Hulda’s imminent arrival from Norway before she’s at the railroad station waiting to be picked up. Hulda has a reputation among her grandchildren for being mean and bossy, and she’s brought with her equally mean and bossy Aunt Ingaborg. And yet, as they do with everyone, the family welcomes the women into their burgeoning household with graciousness and warmth. It is not easy.

A new tragedy leads to two babies coming to the house the very next day, and that dynamic fundamentally alters the focus of both Hulda’s and Ingaborg’s energies. Suddenly they are caring for infants. Suddenly they have found purpose. Suddenly there is a future to consider. Everything changes.

New settlers to the community bring with them new tragedies and new opportunities for growth. One of those settlers is Anders, Rebekka Olsen’s brother. His quest to join the others in their efforts to homestead the Dakota Territory lead him to become a vital link in the community chain. Before long, individuals have become families, and Grandmother Hulda and her once-intolerable daughter Ingaborg have become unrecognizable, the product of a community that puts caring for others above all else.

Details

Series
The Homesteaders Series
Edition
Revised
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Subjects
Novels
Pages
137
ISBN
978-0-89824-887-6
Order Code
8876