Life in Rocky Bay is simple. A small fishing community bordering Northern Canada, the inhabitant's lives revolve around fishing, sealing, mining and sled dogs. Living in a secluded cove, they are apprehensive of "outsiders" who may alter their lifestyle. So when the new "outside" school teacher arrives on the supply ship, the local citizens aren't sure what to think -- especially Sharna.
Sharna of Rocky Bay is the story of a young girl who spent her childhood amidst the cold, rocky coves with her family, best friend LuDell and a continuous search to learn more about the "Holy Omnipotent Father." When the new school-teacher arrives, Sharna finds answers to her questions as this Christian woman leads her to a loving, and caring God.
Author Alice Mertie Underhill writes with dialog using the native dialect of Rocky Bay as she charts the story of Sharna' life in Rocky Bay. Through many miraculous experiences -- the first day of school, a pilot crashing to his death, her brother Poggy lost on a floating ice chunk, her father returning from the iron mines, sealing and fishing time, wolves following them along the trail, Sharna finally comes to the ultimate conclusion that, "the omnipotent Father was real; He did answer prayers."