IRS Agent Sarah Hunter's life is a story of contrasts between the big city and small rural community. Her agencies assignment to rural Iowa changes her life, as she surprisingly becomes as a wife, mother and grandmother.
If someone exchanged Indian pottery for their accountant's tax services, is that bartering? Can they be taxed? Well, yes they can. And that's why IRS examiner Sarah Hunter descends upon a small river town in Iowa, like a fox in a hen house, to investigate potential tax resisters. Is the big government machine right, or do the small town residents have the key to survival?
New Beginnings opens as Sarah Hunter leaves a lucrative career and significant other in Chicago and returns to the small Iowa town of Clayton, where experiences come one after the other. Among them, she's swept away to jail. Her loved one's business goes up in flames. Then baby Wendy adds to her turmoil.
KENT AND SARAH CRODIN continue to age gracefully as their children become young adults. It isn’t easy as Wendy and Teddy don’t take the road most traveled. WENDY can't wait to leave Clayton County. Will she ever return? TEDDY has no inclination to leave. But when a woman enters his life, he feels awkward and inadequate. To make love happen he'll have to grow up quick.