|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2009|
During the first half of the 20th century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves on their Missouri farm, raising four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts, Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man, Mary Jo will escape to New York, and wild child Mathy's fate will be the family's greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive—and, ultimately, they will come to cherish the bonds of love that hold the family together. A major success upon its 1962 publication, this neglected classic is the only completed novel of Jetta Carleton (1913-99).