After school one day, he discovers his mother and baby sister kidnapped by raiding Sioux. His dying father makes him promise to care for his brother and sister, and fetch help at Fort Abercrombie.

A fictionalized account of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, inhabited by the 19th century settlers of west central Minnesota. It centers on the life of Evan Jacobson, an immigrant Norwegian stage coach driver.

Newlyweds Serena and Gust settle at Pomme de Terre and look forward to having a family. But government payments to the Indians are late, and the bloody war begins. Serena hates being away from her birth family, but she and Gust find nearby friends.

BIRDIE continues the story of Ragna Larson, kidnapped with her little sister during the 1862 Sioux Uprising. At the end of the conflict, Ragna is returned to Camp Release. Her sister is never heard from again.

Widow Serena Gustafson returns to Pomme de Terre where her husband was killed during the Sioux Uprising. Her dreams of financial independence dissolve when land values plummet after a scourge of Rocky Mountain locusts. Serena must release the past before she can embrace her future.

Shelterbelts chronicles the life of a community struggling to return to normal after war. This is a story true to history of those difficult times while rich in the complications of the human spirit.

Prepare to enjoy an incredible, soulful collection of short stories of the frontier from Spur Award winning author Candace Simar. 

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“Mama and little Elsa are kidnapped by Indians. As his father lies dying, fourteen-year-old Ryker Landstad promises to take the nine-year-old twins to safety and rescue Mama and Elsa

If you learned to swear in Norwegian or shared a two-holer outhouse with your cousin, you’ll enjoy the poetry and prose of sisters Candace Simar and Angela Foster in their book Farm Girls.

An old witch woman cares for her sick neighbors. A lonely homesteader contemplates a bleak Christmas alone in a dirty dugout. A pregnant woman crouches in the swamp to hide from attacking Indians, and another, and another heeds a call beyond herself to find happiness at a convent.