Following a decade of peace, the 1930s bring hard times to the country. Men ride the rails in search of jobs, and shantytowns called Hoovervilles spring up across the landscape. The Stuart farm in the Ozarks is failing. Even Lylah in the film industry feels the strain. Changes rock the Stuarts, testing their faith in God and drawing them together in unexpected ways.
After the tumultuous 1920s, the Stuart family and the rest of America must grapple with a terrible turn of events: the Great Depression. While grateful for what they have, the Stuarts have to watch carefully lest times get even harder. When Jerry Stuart goes to Hollywood to join Aunt Lylah, he becomes a stunt pilot. He is not prepared for the turn his life will take. And half a continent away, Uncle Pete is fighting to keep his struggling oil rig out of the hands of the mighty Kingman Oil Company.
From the destitution of the Oklahoma oil fields to the glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age, this beautiful story of a family uniting to save a dream will captivate readers. And the realism borne out of Gilbert Morris's own experiences growing up during the Depression will make the settings and characters come alive.
Gilbert Morris was a pastor before becoming an English professor and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. Gilbert has been a consistent bestselling author for many years. He and his wife live in Gulf Shores, Alabama.