Candle of Dreams is a bittersweet love story of the triangle of Matt, Coral Lee and Micah, told from their different perspectives against the backdrop of the dirty thirties. Matt’s family wanders westward down Route 66 from Missouri, drifting from town to town in an old battered truck towards the dream of a better life in California. Out of money, they stop at Daniel Gillespie’s farm in western Oklahoma, looking for work.
When Gillespie hires Matt and his father, the stage is set. It is then that Matt and Coral Lee see each other for the first time. Initially their interactions are uncomfortable but they are drawn inexorably together as moths to a flame. Micah, driven by jealousy, sets events into motion that will burn the memory of that summer into their hearts for the rest of their lives.