Sarah Plain & Tall Trilogy (sequels: Skylark and Winter's End) - A single New England woman responds to an advertisement from a Midwestern widower who asks for a bride to help raise his two children. Set at the turn of the century. Jacob, a farmer with two small children, places an ad in a paper for a new wife. The ad is answered by a spinster in Maine, who writes letters to them describing herself as "plain and tall." She takes a trip to Jacob's farm to see if she can make a difference.