Molly is industrious and efficient, she likes growing things, and works hard to save the family farm/nursery now that her father is gone. Molly's friend Hannah's father hires a young man named Leon to train some of his horses, and when Molly meets him the sparks are instant. Molly's mother wants her to marry Mervin, but she doesn't like him. Yet Leon spends much of his time with Hannah, riding, something that Molly doesn't like to do.
One of the most interesting relationships is between Molly and her younger sister, Beatrice. Molly likes everything to be done a certain way, while Beatrice thinks that Molly is bossy. And I loved how the Bishop helped her understand her relationship with her sister, and his reply to her.
Leon was a good hero, he really was a nice guy, who was more comfortable talking to horses than to girls. Sometimes he can be a bit dense, like when he doesn't realize how his always going riding with Hannah looks to others and Molly.
This book is well written and a good read. I loved Molly, she was hardworking and strong, people criticize her for being too bossy, but really she is only trying to help in the way that she knows how. But over the course of the books she really grows in her relationships with her family and friends, as well as in her faith. Great read.
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