It is 1827 as Val Dimand, a new peace officer in Memphis, stands on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi riverfront and longingly gazes at beautiful Angie MacFee as she skips across the boat moorings. But everything quickly changes when Val learns that Jim Bowie and his Arkansas toughs are due to arrive in Memphis to meet up with Davy Crockett and his trail companions. One of the men is the family patriarch Bobby Cunningham—a young frontiersman who is about to deprive Val of his imagined future with Angie.
Nine years later, Bobby lies mortally wounded after a violent battle at the Alamo. As he comes to accept his impending death, he reflects on his first meeting with Angie, their passion, courtship, and marriage, and his eventual quest to establish roots on a wind-swept Texas prairie with her and their two young sons. After his death and Dimand’s rescue of them, Angie and the boys must bring forth a family legacy in Memphis that includes lusty frontiersman, hardy lawmen, and pillars of the city who are loved and supported by vibrant, strong, and passionate women while their generations march forward.
In this historical novel, the Cunninghams create a gripping legacy fueled by tragedy, triumph, failure, and redemption over the course of one hundred and fifty years.