Rod tells the story of 14-year-old Hannah Pryor who lives with her father
in Puritan Boston. In 1659, Quaker preacher Mary Dyer and two companions
are about to be executed for breaking anti-Quaker laws. Fired by the injustice
of the event, Hannah seeks to learn about Mary Dyer and finds that her
own deceased mother was involved in past "scandals." Helped by friends,
Hannah stands up to the Puritan elders and moves from childhood to adulthood
during a period of social, political, and religious upheaval.