Jillian traded her chef's hat for fresh air, dirty boots, and brown-eyed cows, imagining a life more charming than her dreams. Husband Alec, by nature a bit obsessive, felt grateful that his family accepted his quirky ways. Daughter Deanna, having risen to the top of Oregon's running elite, believed Olympic fame awaited her. For the Gerritts of Dutch Glen, good fortune seemed as certain as cream on milk. From Any Window is a novel of a modern American farm family and the ever-changing landscape of rural life. Set in lush Willamette Valley, the story opens in the hours after a tragic barn fire and closes twelve years later in a converted cow pasture. In between, Jillian confronts disillusionment; Deanna's well-laid plans are derailed by hormones and genes; and Alec, overwhelmed by regret and his daughter's determination, chooses deception over truth in a noble but misguided attempt to return the world to its rightful state. With a lively supporting cast, this is a tale of backcountry roads and home-baked pies, love and loyalty, loss and redemption. If you believe in second chances and the ultimate power of never giving up, this book will please from start to finish.