Μargaret Homer, a young woman in the early twentieth century, defies the cultural norm of women being prim and proper. She desires more and sets out to claim her own homestead in Montana. Accompanied by her older yet more fainthearted sister, she is forced to quickly grow up and come to terms with what is more important to her-her dream of owning her own land and being a homesteader or marrying the man she falls in love with along the way. Jean, with her husband, resides in California in the Silicon Valley. Together they have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. In addition to her love for writing, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Her grandparents were homesteaders in the early twentieth century. Jean's fascination with the Wild West, homesteaders, their lives, their struggles and victories won emanates from the many stories she heard as a youngster and her life experiences growing up in Montana.