David Kruidenier is a publishing magnate and member of one of the most powerful families in media; Elizabeth Kruidenier is an unflappable civil rights attorney and champion of racial equality, women's rights, and access to education. Despite competing interests, betrayal, and unthinkable tragedy, their love affair and marriage endures against the backdrop of the last half century of American history, from the assassination of President Kennedy to the first U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Burdened with the label of nepotism and consumed with self-doubt, David's success as a publisher and eventual CEO of Cowles Media is obstructed by family politics and a downturn in the economy. Elizabeth struggles with the traditional constraints of the roles of wife and mother. Eventually, Elizabeth's new position as a partner in a major law firm takes off just as David's career crashes to an end.
Their lifelong love story, told by both husband and wife, is at once a vibrant portrait of a deeply passionate, unbreakable marriage and a compelling chronicle of a remarkable period in American history.