We're getting to the point with this series where I am wanting to see a romance start to bloom between Almanzo Wilder and Laura Ingalls. The book was very interesting, especially seeing how they survived such a hard, harsh winter. I kept wishing that Caroline would allow Laura to act as her personality seemed to indicate, while at the same time teaching her lessons about being a lady, but Laura seems constantly stifled by her mother's censure. The one thing I hate about these stories is that they come to a very sudden end, and it is very jarring. Otherwise, I see the series on an upswing!