Eighty-six year old Hennie Comfort moved to the rugged mining town of Middle Swan, Colorado, as a young widow, shortly after the end of the Civil War. It is now 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, and 17 year old Nit Spindle has just moved here with her husband. They form an unlikely but close friendship almost immediately. I found the story, and the writing, to be mediocre. I rated it 2 out of 5.