Joseph Kimmel is heading to San Antonio to settle his deceased brother's estate but becomes stranded on the vast open prairie when his horse is stolen. He is rescued by an egocentric Alsatian immigrant, but falls back into trouble when he marries a young blond girl. Running for their lives, Joseph and his new bride head to the hill country, where they hope to build a cattle ranch. Unfortunately, the ruthless Texas Rangers have other ideas.
"This Literature is Important and Beautiful"
Lela lives in a fantasy world. It is the only place she can go to escape the horrendous legacy of her father's sexual abuse and his brutal murder of mother. When she joins a loving adoptive family, she buries all the memories of her former life - even her last memory of her sister, Jolene, pledging in a courtroom that she would come back for Lela some day. Then, one day , a strange man walks into Lela's life, bringing with him a neglected child who needs her love.
Little Saigon, Westminster, California, 1993. Anh, a diminutive, self-promoting, brash, Vietnamese beauty, supports her ever-extending family on tips from a gambling lawyer. Upon his disappearance, Anh turns to his secretary Jana, a tough, self-sufficient Anglo in need of money as desperately as Anh. Together they set up a bogus law practice in Little Saigon in which Anh supplies the clients while Jana plays lawyer.