SHE HAD ONCE SWORN SHE WOULD NEVER RETURN TO SOVEREIGN, AND NOW ... HERE SHE WAS! Tall, blonde and beautiful, Nellie Walker, 21, daughter of Maggie the minister of the local Union church, is also self-centered and a bit of a snob. When a tragic loss leaves Nellie alone in the world, she grudgingly returns to her hometown of Sovereign, Maine and initiates a search for the father whose identity her mother has never revealed. Helping Nellie through this dark time is the compassionate country doctor, Metcalf Bartholomew Lawson, 29, known locally as Doctor Bart.With Nellies assistance Doctor Bart realizes a long-time dream to open a free medical clinic in the studio of the late music teacher, Miss Hastings. Doctor Barts other dream is to make Nellie his wife; however, stiff-necked Nellie naturally wants to pick her own partner and cant keep the handsome stranger Walden, the Mushroom Man, out of her mind. Who is Walden? And why has his unorthodox philosophy of land ownership caused such a stir in the small town?A magical story filled with the stuff that makes Maine wonderful--the scent of the fall woods, handmade quilts, storytelling Old Farts, obscure tidbits of history like mortgage buttons--Book 4 in Jennifer Wixsons Sovereign Series (a standalone novel) returns with your favorite Sovereign characters. The Ministers Daughter, as with all of Wixsons delightful novels, will leave you hankering after a simpler lifestyle and wondering whether you can reach Sovereign in time for suppah!PUBLISHERS NOTE: The Ministers Daughter was meant to conclude the series; however, thanks to the encouragement of her fans, Jennifer has recently announced there will be at least two more titles, plus The Sovereign Series Cookbook slated for 2016.