"love and suspense, hardship and endurance, all woven into the tragedy of the city's flood"
Louisville, Ky., January, 1937
A new year begins with the hope that the city is leaving behind the desperate days of the Depression -- until a record flood forces two-thirds of its citizens from their homes.
Miranda Kinley doesn't want to evacuate. She doesn't want to leave her home, her haven from the world. But when she is surrounded by floodwater, her husband missing, and her best friend's young daughter in her care, she may not have a choice.
Blended with humor and mystery, this dramatic tale follows a young couple -- torn between his desire for a family and her doubt that she’d make a good mother -- as their lives, and the lives of their neighbors, are forever changed by a devastating flood.
The 1937 Flood disrupted many lives and events, and one of those events was the transfer of $5.52 billion dollars worth of gold from the Philadelphia Mint and the New York Assay Office (the last public gold refinery in the U.S.) to the newly built U.S. Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Ky. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order requiring Americans to sell their gold coins to the Federal Reserve in exchange for bank notes. As a result, the U.S.