James Dawson, the son of a post-Civil War era merchant, embarks on a voyage of adventure and ambition to fulfill his life-long dream. Before setting out and temporarily leaving his beloved wife Mary behind, he gives her a beautiful gold LOCKET. After a treacherous journey across the unsettled American west, James begins to see his dream become a reality. Unexpected twists and turns in the lives of those James loves most bring not only tragedy and heartache, but also love and happiness. By the providence of God, the gold LOCKET eventually reveals events that had remained hidden for fifteen years. These startling revelations traumatize the lives of many, but ultimately result in untold blessings.