England, late 1930’s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennet Van Cleve and leave her home and family behind.
But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare, a troublesome woman – and daughter of a notorious felon – and she needs Alice’s help.
Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery, and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship, and a life to call their own.
But when Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another – and the power of the written word – be enough to save them?