Sleepy, tradition-bound Riverford, Texas is startled when a Czech immigrant sharecropper's daughter, Sarah Novak, announces she wants to be a teacher rather than marry. Granted it is 1895, and a new century is fast approaching, but nothing has changed in Riverford since the end of The War 30 years ago. Then ...
.... Mrs. Victoria Hodges steps off the train at the Riverford station and change arrives in a big way She's a native Texan who ran off to Europe 20 years ago to become an artist. How she managed to hook wealthy local businessman, Hayden Hodges, is a mystery to the town, but one thing is certain -- she's here to stir up things. Why, she wears Paris fashions, speaks French, wants to build a public library, and supports equal rights for women -- including rights to education
With this newcomer's help and support, nothing but hard work stands between Sarah and a teaching certificate. Nothing, that is, except Robert Lee Logan, a handsome young banker from Fort Worth with eyes for Sarah.
Written for the General Market (G) (I) Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature.