In the early summer of 1846, life for Claire and her family and friends at Winter Quarters is pleasant but full of challenges. Claire, Polly and Jacques are building a sod house for Polly's family, an almost impossible job for two young women and a boy. But then Claire meets the handsome young man who works with her father, and finds that getting her attention is her toughest job yet.
Then captain of the U. S. Army comes to seek Brigham Young's help in raising a battalion to assist in the war effort against Mexico. The Nicol, Manning and Maughan families are tumbled in a contest of opinions. Who will volunteer? And what does this mean for Claire and the young man she loves? Join Claire as this important event in Mormon history unfolds.