the story of Deirdre O'Connor, a young woman who is forced to leave the luxuries of her Boston home in 1847 and journey west in search of her father.
With her aunt and uncle, converts to the Mormon Church, she is thrown into the challenges and hardships that confronted the early pioneers. Against this backdrop, Deirdre must decide about the truth of Mormon teachings and choose between Trevor Deakins, a junior naval officer with political aspirations or Josh Logan, a young Mormon schooled by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
From the Mississippi frontier to a cave in the Wind River Mountains to the desert valleys of the promised land, One Against the Wilderness chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of one woman caught up in the historical events that drove the Saints west. This is a story of love and loss, of doubt and faith, of fear and courage. It is a story fueled by one woman's quest for things of eternal consequence.