In 1883, two young men stand on the threshold of the greatest adventure of their lives: finding their way to manhood in the rapidly changing American West. Peter and Samuel Taylor were born twins, but they are worlds apart in their hopes and dreams. In the 1800s, the American West is still the great frontier, with opportunities for tremendous gain, but also great disappointments. Both young men find themselves caught up in lives they never expected as they travel their separate ways. They find love, surprises and heartache as they live through the years. The Things We Leave Behind is a story of the epic journey through life, with its joys, challenges, beginnings, and endings. It is a story of family, faith, and finding the important things that one doesn't leave behind.