"She faces two enemies--superstition and greed . . . "
Cheney Duvall has proved herself as a true doctor to those 200 brides with whom she traveled to the West. But arrival in Seattle with a string of medical successes during the voyage does not open any doors for her in this frontier town--she's "just a woman." Returning to the East, she finds an invitation to a remote spot in the Ozark mountains where there are no doctors at all. But she runs into walls of illiteracy, superstition, and immovable distrust of Yankees--most especially focused on an "edjicated female thinks she's a real doc." How will she overcome centuries of hate and mistrust?