For centuries, small towns were the hub of family life and generation after generation stayed close to their roots. Friends and neighbors were there for a lifetime. As jobs and money moved into the big city, many followed and rural life languished. During economic slumps, businesses often folded. More people moved away and the breakdown continued. But some held on, supporting one another and refusing to give up. They know that a life with good neighbors and great friends is better than wealth. They know that success is often measured in quiet ways. This is a novel about a town that is strong and one of many that know the value of community.