Montana, 1880s, Mr. Brett and Mrs. Emily operate a large working ranch with a family of individuals to whom life has been less than kind, let alone fair. People who, through blind luck, serendipity, or Mr. Brett's quest for personal redemption ended up on the ranch. The majority of these people are children orphaned, abandoned and abused. As they grow and mature in the fullness of time, these castaways discover that they have stumbled into a situation that could change the dismal circumstances of their lives for the better, potentially forever.
This is a story about a place where these children are allowed an opportunity to become part of a real family bound by love, compassion, and loyalty. For many, if not most of these people, the ranch affords them what is genuinely their last chance for a happy life, and the first time they could dare hope it to be true. As they adapt into their new lives many choose to remain on the ranch as it was the first time they had ever experienced anything close to family and a new and wonderful feeling of home It is an uplifting story of learning, redemption, commitment and the success and satisfaction that comes from them..