It's 1935. Clarissa Wilding is determined to stay on the Kansas homestead even when drought and endless dust storms ravage their crops and endanger the health of her two sons. When her sister from New York comes to visit, they both must deal with the past while managing the trials of the present.
Clarissa Wilding refuses to leave her homestead, despite the ravages of drought and relentless dust storms plaguing the Kansas plains. The competing influence of a local pastor and a helpful stranger plant seeds of doubt about her decision. With her husband away looking for work, the elements and poverty threaten to overcome her resolve to stand firm, especially when her wealthy estranged sister from New York surprises her with a visit. The sisters must work together to answer the challenges of living in the dust bowl years. Courage and surrender build in both their hearts, while the ultimate test makes each of them face what really matters in life.