After the death of her husband, Jack, Elizabeth Stoddard and her three daughters are left destitute and must return to the abandoned family farm in Texas. Struggling to make ends meet they place their last hopes for salvation in a wildcat oil well and on the back of Jack's one true legacy, a dangerous racehorse named Smoky Joe.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Petroleum workers -- Texas -- Fiction.
Single mothers -- Texas -- Fiction.
Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Widows -- Texas -- Fiction.