When Alona Winslow is widowed at the start of the Depression, she has a hard time supporting her three sons. She reluctantly accepts the proposal of an older, wealthier man, Oscar Moran--not for love but for the security he provides for her sons. She soon learns, however, that her choice was a tragic mistake. Nonetheless, she vows to remain faithful to her husband, yet she finds her heart drawn to his younger brother, a fighter pilot. Their friendship grows as the world moves toward the challenges of war. Will Alona maintain her faith in God and her duty to her husband in the face of her personal tragedy and struggle?
Life during the Great Depression has been hard for Alona Winslow Jennings, but it is turned upside down when she loses her husband in a terrible accident. When she marries Oscar Moran, a wealthy older man, her motivation is far more about Oscar providing for her three young sons than any romantic inclinations.
Oscar is indeed a good provider, but there is no spark of love between them. She realizes the error of her decision when she begins to feel drawn to Jason, a fighter pilot in the raging second world war.
Alona and Jason's friendship grows amid the tumult Amerida's increasing involvement in the global crises. Will Alona remain true to her marriage vows--and her faith in God--in spite of her turbulent circumstances?
GILBERT MORRIS was a pastor before becoming an English professor and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. He and his wife live in Gulf Shores, Alabama.