A sweeping saga of joy and tragedy, bitter tears and soaring triumph.

It all started with a dream—a dream of fertile acres, swift stallions, strong sons and beautiful daughters. For a poor Scottish immigrant with a gift of talking to horses, it all began with love.

A Daring Escape

From the moment he set eyes on his beautiful Faith, Ian Duncan knew she was the only girl for him. But her unbreakable betrothal to his employer's vicious son forced him to steal his love away on the very eve of her marriage.

A Secret Wedding

Running for their lives, Faith and Ian were married clandestinely, their only posessions a magnificent horse, a family Bible, a wedding-ring quilt and their unshakable belief in each other.

A Double Birth

While their homestead waited to be carved out of the Iowa wilderness, Faith presented Ian with the most precious gift of all: a son and a daughter, born of the winter snows into the spring of their lives. The golden years were still ahead, their dream was coming true, but that was just the beginning.