The simplicity of Ojai farm girl Meggie Baxter's life is shattered
when she must choose between loyalty to her rough-hewn
friend, Rusty, and the dashing Charles.
As the decades of her life unfold, she faces the elemental dangers
of floods and fire as well as the colorful high-jinks radiating from Pop
Soper's Fight Camp, the steam baths at Matilija Hot Springs, a
leaning post office tower, a corrupt councilman and Libbey's plans
to modernize the town.
Amid tragedy and loss, Meggie clings to the one constant in her life,
the promise of God's love. It is the "pink moment", the evening
sunset casting a rosy hue like a prayer across the Topa Topa
Mountains, that points her again and again to faith and courage.
Midst the idyllic beauty of the Ojai Valley and the crushing forces of
change, will Meggie and her beloved Ojai stay true to their rural
roots of faith and family? Will the ultimate sacrifice that spares
Rusty's life be enough? Or will the winds of
destiny destroy both the people and the
indomitable spirit of the Ojai?