his father's farm in southern Idaho's Snake River Valley, Abraham
Luchner pulls up roots to join the war effort. Joined by his friend
Cameron Terry, an impulsive adventure seeker, Abe determines to
sever ties at home in order to minimize distractions. His greatest
connection with his beloved canyon and farm is in the form of charcoal
sketches he works on each night to escape his present conditions,
as well as the letters Cameron reads aloud from his beloved.
Maura Laerty has been claimed as Cameron's betrothed in the eyes
of the community. Determined not to become a war widow or caregiver
of one more soul who needs her ongoing assistance, she refuses his
proposal, at least until he returns. Despite her efforts, Maura
soon finds herself saddled with responsibilities that tax her resolve
and turn the townspeople away. Her greatest ally comes from a twist
of fate as winding and unpredictable as the great Snake River itself.