In 1936 Spencer, Kansas, Anna Mae Phipps is struggling with the Depression, the drought, and a husband whose actions she can't understand. When Anna finds out that she is pregnant with their third child, her husband announces that he is leaving to build a castle.in Kansas. After days go by with no word from either one of them, each wonder if this is the beginning of the end of their marriage. Can their love conquer all, or is something else working to destroy their relationship? 'Where Willows Grow' is a story that takes readers on a journey of struggles caused by lack and the promise of what hope, endurance, and love can bring. Kim Vogel Sawyer, softcover, 348 pages.