“I have seen war. I would think no one who saw the Western Front in the Great War would ever think that a preferable way to solve world problems.”
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In the late 1850s, tales of gold from the West beckon those whose life back East holds little promise. In Missouri, a poor girl from a trashy family looks to escape a life of misery while a dissatisfied donkey breeder seeks a friend. In Indiana, a beautiful but pampered princess seeks a life with purpose while a crippled former soldier desires…
George Grant thought his biggest problem was getting the love of his life to marry him. Living in the American paradise of Hawaii and caring for his teenage daughter Amelia were his daily concerns, punctuated only by what romantic trysts he was able to arrange. When the opportunity arrives for a private weekend with just himself and his sweetheart Georgiana, he gladly seizes it and things finally seem to be falling into place.
However, George’s paradise is about to be shattered.
It is December 7, 1941, overlooking Pearl Harbor. Just what is that out over the horizon?