In 1880 Texas, twins are born to a woman who doesn’t want them. She has her husband randomly choose which one they’ll keep and they give the other away. Twenty years later, the boy they kept discovers his history when his real father comes to claim him as his heir of a company that is about to branch into oil drilling. The daughter they gave away is learning the ropes of running a cattle ranch from her adoptive parents. Their stories are constantly intertwined without knowing who the other is. They must find their own paths while their parents, biological and adoptive, seek to become Titans in this ever changing world, all the while trying to satisfy that longing of knowing where they come from and where they belong.
Leila Meacham has created a beautiful saga with incredibly rich characters. There is love, betrayal and redemption. There are no definitively bad characters. Ms. Meacham reminds us that everyone is capable of making poor choices or seeking revenge, but that’s not where the story has to end.
I highly recommend reading this novel about life in the 1900s during the beginning of the oil boom and how that affected the people living there. The rich characters alone are worth your time.
|Page Count||608 pages|
|Publisher||Grand Central Publishing|
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