A story about this — 6 years ago
I loved the story. Hattie is an orphan who suddenly inherits a claim in Montana. She has less than a year to “prove up” on it, which means farming 40 acres and building a fence around it (big fence). It’s tough, but she gets help from her neighbors and friends along the way.
A secondary story revolves around the prejudices against German immigrants during the first world war. The crimes enacted are reminiscent of KKK events in their severity. Hattie struggles with the issue and easily sides with the peaceful immigrants.