Julie Jones is a plainspoken girl working on her father's hard scrabble farm. She's not prepared for the Jazz Age roaring through America, sweeping a flapper named Birdie Stuart and war veteran Evan Johnson into her Missouri town.
As the summer heats up, life turns explosive. A wave of terrifying crimes threatens Evan's courtship of Julie, and Birdie's schemes begin to tear her family apart. Soon everything Julie wants and believes is at stake -- including Evan's freedom -- and Julie Jones must decide how far she will go to fight for herself and those she loves.