The story takes place in France during the mid 1700s. During this time people faced difficulties in their faith beliefs. Huguenots were Protestant families in a Catholic France and were regularly arrested, then executed the next day simply for being a Protestant. Suzanne Richelieu escaped Versailles after her Huguenot father was arrested. Johan Rousch is a young peasant farmer who felt the duty to protect her from the religious persecution. The two were contracted to work in exchange for transportation overseas to America. Her former fiance showed with plans to abduct her. Does Johan save her for a second time?