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Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, is on the cusp of a high-stakes industrial revolution, where there are fortunes to be made, futures to be secured, and integrity to be tested. It will leave some people destitute in its wake, while elevating others to near godlike status.
In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the bright and privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas.
Before long, changes sweep the state, and the titans of industry must adapt swiftly or fall by the wayside. While their powerful families vie for supremacy in this new world, Samantha and Nathan’s inexplicable connection–rooted in family secrets and shame–drives the narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose, and betray. In this grand yet intimate novel, Meacham once again delivers a heartfelt, big-canvas story full of surprising twists and deep emotional resonance.
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