Over the years I have read and re-read this wonderful love story. The Harvester is a young man, a loner, who lives in the woods and harvests medicinal herbs. After seeing his Dream Girl in a vision, he begins preparing his home and life to accommodate her; and after catching a glimpse of her at the train station, he goes to extraordinary lengths to find her. This is an old-fashioned romance, honoring old-fashioned values – hard work, clean living, unselfish love. It’s a beautiful story, beautifully written.
psmith’s book reviews
Didn't care too much for this book, probably because I found the main character to be rather empty headed. I wouldn't have bothered to finish it, except that it was short.
I grew up reading my grandmother's Gene Stratton-Porter books, and some I love, some I dislike. This book is one I have read and re-read. If you saw the film of this story, don't be put off by that (the film stunk). A lovely story.