About the Book
It is the early thirties and Clinton and Mader Morehouse are doing their best to raise their six children during one of the harshest times in America. Clinton, once a playboy and accomplished musician, has left his dreams behind to farm the dry land. Mader, a skilled seamstress, has always relied on her endless energy to help create a path for their future. But as the dust constantly swirls around their tiny town of Burton, Nebraska, the hope they once held for their lives is beginning to dwindle. As farmers try to survive without crops to harvest and water to revive the plants, Clinton and Mader must rely on their creativity and education to ease the hardships that are causing many to perish. As they do their best to overcome malnutrition, death, black blizzards, and the loss of beloved trees needed for fuel, the perpetual winds rage on, seemingly laughing at those who are able to stand against its bluster. But what no one knows is that the Morehouse family is embracing a secret weapon that may just hold the key to their survival. In this riveting historical novel, a Nebraska farm couple must find a way to endure the Dust Bowl and Great Depression and raise their six children to become productive citizens.
About the Author
Wren Richards grew up in rural Wyoming and enjoyed a lengthy career in the performing arts where she taught acting, scene design, costuming, and directed stage performances. She is also a sculptor who showed her art in several states and Costa Rica, and political activist who campaigned for several leadership positions representing her home state. This is her fifth book.