The story takes place between 1819 and 1919 and is a fictional biography of Dinah Kirkham, a woman who was central in the growth and stability of the Mormon Church. It seems that, if Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were the heads of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints, then Dinah Kirkham was its heart. This remarkable woman was forced into three marriages, one for love and the others for convenience or power. Of her three marriages, Dinah was never really given what she needed and was forced to support ideas she did not believe. She did what was expected of her while supporting the church through a time of great doubt.
This is a very well-written and engaging story, at times evoking tears and at others, anger. That Dinah existed and lived through these trials and tribulations is amazing. A prophetess rebuked by the future president of the church, Dinah perseveres. At times she is the only voice and support of the women of the Mormon Church, and as such, Dinah creates the very fabric that holds the Church together.