As the Dust Bowl comes to a close in the fall of 1939, Dan and Jane find themselves faced yet again by the possibility of the harvest not yielding enough to keep them going. Jane's pregnancy, while exciting, also has the Iowan couple on edge-their previous two children were stillborn, and those losses are fresh in their minds. "The Dust Settles" is the story of how a young farm family struggles to handle all that comes their way. Dan is afraid for his wife's well-being as well as for the well-being of the farm. Jane is afraid that Dan's lack of faith will tear them apart. Tragedy strikes early and they must work as a team to overcome yet another loss. The spiritual side of their lives plays an important role in the outcome of this story.