An unpretentious and extremely simple account of a year and a half spent by Mary Bakewell in the frontier west of the 1920's, where she came to serve as a lady minister. In this ""sad little town"", marked by poverty, she did her best to bring relief, solidarity and a little pleasure to the community. She instituted services (and sometimes ran up against the Bishop) and a Sunday school; participated in the Women's Guild and held a Christmas party; helped in the solution of personal problems. She also weathered the initial loneliness, unfriendliness, the discomforts of the life there and a blizzard, and a smallpox epidemic... Almost solely however for the Protestant market of religious books.