As the 1800s draw to a close and a new century begins, forces for change are already at work in the Netherlands entrenched society when custom is further challenged by two bold women, Johanna Kuyper and her daughter Henriette. Johanna is a traditional wife eager to both support and challenge her strong-willed husband, Abraham Kuyper, a dominant leader in church, education, and politics. She serves her family and community through celebrations and sorrows, social upheaval and political conflicts. The more progressive Henriette Kuyper is an international traveler, champion of womens suffrage, and wartime correspondentamong much else! Risking reproach and defying custom, both will find very different ways to change their world for good and for Gods sake.