Mae isn’t sure her husband is being completely honest about his job
with the Works Progress Administration. They’re building a castle? In
Kansas? Harley promised he’d be at the worksite only long enough to earn
enough cash to keep their farm. But the money hasn’t arrived, and Anna
Mae fears Harley may be gone for good.

Harley Phipps has never
been a man in need of luxuries, but he wants to do right by his wife
and two little girls. He was about to lose all he’d worked for if he
didn’t do something — there was no way he could pass up the government
job, even if it meant leaving his family for a while. Anna Mae was awful
mad when he sold the mules, packed his bag, and headed out. If only
she’d send him a short note to let him know she and the girls are all
right …