“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?