A story of resilience and redemption set against one of Americas defining momentsthe Dust Bowl.
Its 1935 in Oklahoma, and lives are determined by the dust. Fourteen-year-old Kathryn Baile, a spitfire born with a severe clubfoot, is coming of age in desperate times. Once her beloved older sister marries, Kathryns only comfort comes in the well-worn pages of her favorite book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Then Kathryns father decides to relocate to Indianapolis, and only the promise of a surgery to finally make her normal convinces Kathryn to leave Oklahoma behind. But disaster strikes along the way, and Kathryn must rely on her grit and the ragged companions she meets on the road if she is to complete her journey.
Back in Boise City, Melissa Baile Mayfield is the newest member of the wealthiest family in all of Cimarron County. In spite of her poor, rural upbringing, Melissa has just married the towns most eligible bachelor and is determined to be everything her husbandand her new social classexpects her to be. But as the drought tightens its grip, Henrys true colors are revealed. Melissa covers her bruises with expensive new makeup and struggles to reconcile her affluent life with that of her starving neighbors. Haunted by the injustice and broken by Henrys refusal to help, Melissa secretly defies her husband, risking her life to follow Gods leading.
Two sisters, struggling against unspeakable hardship, discover that even in their darkest times, they are still united in spirit, and God is still with them, drawing them home.