||Will beautiful, auburn haired Laurel Worth be able to cope in the alien environment into which her husband, Justin, has moved her and their two small children? Laurel, the daughter of an esteemed professor, has been a public figure most of her adult life: a successful teacher with some training as a nurse, as well as a speaker for women's right to vote and for Prohibition. And, all the while, a southern belle! Justin, educated to be a lawyer and already a successful professional photographer, is a charming adventurer. He takes a job supervising a logging crew in the mountains of western North Carolina. Their home is a rough hewn shack in a primitive, isolated logging camp. Laurel's challenges include a near fatal accident in a turbulent river, treating diphtheria and snake bites, a panther attack, endless work, and Justin's skirmishes with outlaws and bootleggers. Will the love between these two strong minded individuals withstand the test? Will her faith enable her to mold her environment instead of being molded by it? Will she survive?