Thorliff Bjorklunds college dream is not what he expected. He misses home, family, his girlfriend and classes are hard. He does like working for the Roger family in their newspaper business in exchange for room and board. Elizabeth Rogers wants to be a lady doctor which is not common. She pretends to be serious with a boy her Mom sets her up with so her Mom leaves her alone with her studies. The boy and her make a pact to be in love but he does really fall in love and Elizabeth does not. Thorliffs girlfriend falls for someone else when he is away at college. Both Elizabeth and Thorliff have relationships that do not work out. Wonder what will happen in the next book? Will they get together? Of course this series mentions all the characters of Blessing, North Dakota.