|About the Book|
The simplicity of Ojai farm girl Meggie Baxters life is shattered when she must choose between loyalty to her rough-hewn friend, Rusty, and the dashing Charles. As the decades of her life unfold, she faces the elemental dangers of floods and fire as well as the colorful high-jinks radiating from Pop Sopers Fight Camp, the steam baths at Matilija Hot Springs, a leaning post office tower, a corrupt councilman and Libbeys plans to modernize the town. Amid tragedy and loss, Meggie clings to the one constant in her life, the promise of Gods love. It is the pink moment, the evening sunset casting a rosy hue like a prayer across the Topa Topa Mountains, that points her again and again to faith and courage. Midst the idyllic beauty of the Ojai Valley and the crushing forces of change, will Meggie and her beloved Ojai stay true to their rural roots of faith and family? Will the ultimate sacrifice that spares Rustys life be enough? Or will the winds of destiny destroy both the people and the indomitable spirit of the Ojai?