In this unforgettable World War II novel, inspired by true events, the lives of Central Texans on homeland soil are forever altered as many sacrifice it all for America’s gain.
Fall 1941. Grace Katherine Willis has it all—a loving family and community, a handsome fiancé, and a job as a schoolteacher. But when Grace discovers the government is possibly bringing a new Army camp to her beloved farming community and acting on its right to eminent domain, she finds herself torn between the man she deeply cares for and her childhood home. In the midst of some of the darkest moments in America’s history, love must find a way to overcome.
Spring 2016. Thirty-year-old Katie Johnson is seeking a fresh start in a new community as she moves in with her ninety-five-year-old grandma. Her first stop is a special reunion on the Fort Hood military base just outside Gatesville, Texas. The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up over the summer as Katie discovers more of her family’s past than she expected.