Born on an Indiana farm at the dawn of the 20th century, Elba Catworth suffers a crippling heart affliction at an early age. Despite his handicap, he faces the challenges of medical school and achieves modest fame as a neurologist while living in the bustling world of a young Chicago. Blessed with an uncanny knack for discipline, and the guidance of an angel, Elba experiences love and loss as his heart slowly fails him. Haunting, yet optimistic, Elba's story is colored with the joy of success, the pain of personal tragedy, and the hope of resurrection.
A small town girl blessed with extraordinary physical beauty, slowed by a weak intellect, and sometimes goaded by a hot temper, Gwendolyn finds tragedy, unconventional love, notoriety, and revenge as she stumbles through a life of lucky turns and misfortunes. Gwen's story involves a host of characters, some loving and some hostile, and is a tale of stubborn survival. The reader is certain to root for her throughout.
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