Harve Miller was an old friend of Almanzo Wilder who had came to live in Walnut Grove. Soon after his arrival he met with Almanzo's older sister Eliza Jane Wilder whom she has developed feelings for him. Soon they begin to meet each other more often and their relationship blossoms, but it never reaches its potential since Eliza is unable to express her true feelings of love for Harve. Soon Harve reveals that he is in love with another woman and plans to marry her. However after a argument between Almanzo and his wife to be Laura Ingalls Eliza pretends that they are planing to marry so as to assure Laura and Almanzo marry after their ensuing ordeal.