Drying up bit by bit since her mother died, Nola spiritually withers under a father who withholds his affection the way God restrains the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young preacher, doesn't relieve her emotional drought. When a mysterious but attentive drifter enters her life, she betrays her marriage vows. Can Russ forgive her? 416 pages, softcover from Tyndale.