Kristin Eikaas has her hopes set on a new life in America. The year is 1848, and Kristin Eikaas has traveled from Norway to Wisconsin with dreams of a new life. But when she arrives, she finds one disappointment after another. Worse, her superstitious uncle now believes that his neighbor s Oneida Indian wife has put a curse on Kristin. Everyone knows the Sundbergs put spells on people...Everyone except Kristin. Her run-ins with Sam Sundberg only prove that he is a good man from a Christian family. But when her uncle discovers she s been associating with Sam, his temper flares. To escape his wrath, Kristin gratefully accepts a job as the Sundbergs house girl, finding solace at the family s spinning wheel. In the time Sam and Kristin spend together, their friendship develops into much more, and Sam prays about a match between them. But opposition threatens to derail their newfound love. Will they have the courage to stand up for what is right even against their own families?