As newly weds in 1853, Daniel and Mary Anna Thornton dream of carving out an empire on the Texas frontier. When the opportunity comes to settle land on the Brazos River, the young couple is unprepared for just how much the dream will cost: storms, Indian conflicts, drought, war, disease and death.
Where will Daniel and Mary Anna find the strength to raise a family and make a home in such a harsh environment? Love and faith are their only wealth, but even that will have to be defended.
When their grandson Tom seeks to make his own mark on Texas in 1925, what will remain of the family legacy for him to build upon?
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