Sarah is, basically, a mail-order bride. She answers an ad from a widower farmer with a daughter and a son who sorely miss having a mother. Most of all, they need someone to bring singing back into the house. Along comes Sarah in her yellow bonnet, plain and tall, strong-willed and independent, from the faraway state of Maine.
Sarah misses her family back east and the sea. She has a lot to get used to on the prairie, but she and the children, not to mention their father, soon fall right in love with each other. But does Sarah miss her seals, her sand dunes, her brother, and her clucking old aunts too much? When she insists on learning to drive a wagon, does that mean she wants to go to town and buy a train ticket back to Maine?
I’ve already told you what I think about this book. Go out and get it (I found it in the library) and enjoy it now. I think youll agree that Sarah, Plain and Tall is a magical story…even without anything supernatural in it.