All He’d Hoped For Was Finally Within His Reach, and Then?

Thorliff’s desire to become a writer fills his mind and heart as he
attends college. He earns his way writing newspaper reports and magazine
articles–good experience on the way to his goal. Then catastrophe upon
tragedy hits his beloved hometown of Blessing, North Dakota, and family
and friends are left reeling from incredible losses. Thorliff returns
home to help shoulder the burden and assist in the recovery efforts, and
too soon his writing seems only a distant dream. 

After graduation from college, Elizabeth takes a nursing position in a
Chicago hospital for women while waiting to hear if any of her
applications to medical schools are accepted. She soon comes face to
face with the vast gulf between her life of affluence and privilege and
the poverty-stricken patients under her care. Then a devastating
experience on the hospital ward puts her faith in God and her very life
on the line.

They had followed their hearts and God’s leading–why was it all turning into ashes in the wind?