Love. Hate. Power. Greed.
And the strength of family ties that will not let go.
Two brothers, raised in the nineteenth-century Quaker tradition, take radically different paths, Jack Grier following the ways of the army and Richard Grier the ways of politics. But although neither holds true to their family beliefs, they could never have imagined where life would take them-and how it would bring them full-circle back to their roots.
New Garden is the epic tale of an American family, swept apart by the conflicts of war and the turmoil that resides deep within the human heart. Set against the historical backdrop of the Mexican War, the California Gold Rush, and ultimately the American Civil War, the conflicts facing the young nation deeply affect the lives of each member of the Grier family and are reflected in their choices, for good or for bad, leading to unforgettable consequences.