The protagonist is a young woman, Jamie, who has had a strict upbringing by her adoptive Christian parents. At first, it seems there is no escape from her fate of having to marry an unprepossessing man, chosen for her by her mother and father. A family visit to Athens to attend church meetings gives Jamie the chance to make a life for herself. The Parthenon and Acropolis form the backdrop of her burgeoning relationship with the handsome and attractive Alexander, whom she meets at the ancient sites. However, it turns out that he is a pagan priest and thus, an anathema to the members of the Christian sect. Jamie is destined to become its leader but can she take on that role and still be with Alexander? Events take a sinister turn and lives are at risk. What choice will she even be able to make when so much is against her?