Second Harvest is a meticulously constructed adventure of hardy men and fearless women set in the hardscrabble frontier of the American Southwest. A 19th-century tale of survival, loss, sacrifice, lawless men, love, and virtue; Second Harvest is an incredible story of one family's struggle to settle and endure in the untamed territory of Arizona.
Third generation of homestead settlers, Roy Folsom, lives in isolation, convinced his life will remain in pragmatic solitude. He chooses seclusion to avoid the plague assaulting the women in his family. Ever since his grandparents moved to the Arizona territory, nothing but misfortune has befallen the Folsom's and their stark existence. Roy remains convinced he is too old for finding love until he meets Sara Johansson and it forever changes his life. Sara is a young widow raising two boys and overcoming her personal dark secrets, she alone manages to sustain her farm. Despite a twenty year age difference, they develop a quick friendship that in due season blossoms into a full romance.
Spanning the years 1848 to 1929, Second Harvest is about the western expansion of America. It delves into lost family, the search for love, and new beginnings in the harsh Arizona, sun-scorched, sand-stormed beauty of jagged mountains. Packed with a genuine portrayal of the people and events, Indian raids, old-west justice, murder, and the rough and tumble of the Southwest, Second Harvest reflects the callous reality of homestead living. It is a classic that bonds the tradition of a great Western saga with historical settings and accurately portrayed characters.
Toward the sunset of Second Harvest, Roy and Sara enter a new phase of life; a second harvest where their first had failed. Their relationship is a unique opportunity for them to reap a fertile future that may endure the rest of their lives. Second Harvest is a historical saga that celebrates the people and the land of the great Southwest.
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