This is book one of a 21 book series I just started. It is set in Norway and features a young woman Ingeborg who falls in love with a man she rescues and nurses back to health. He is wealthy but she is a farm girl. He gets well and spends all summer with her and some of her family on the mountains. They come off the mountain and Ingeborg and her love Nils go back to their lives. He writes and says he is coming to see her but dies on his way in a carriage accident. She is devastated but carries on. A widower who has a young son asks her to be his wife after his wife and child did in childbirth. He wants her to go to America with him. She agrees to marry him and go.