1800s – Ohio
What could be more precious than the gift of words–unless it was the man who brought them to her?
Young Maggie McDonald was athirst for knowledge–and books contained knowledge–but Maggie couldn’t read!
Then lively Johnny Stewart burst in to the routine of her life on a warm in Ohio, bringing excitement, and peddling the very thing she craved most in all the world–a McGuffy’s Reader!
The year Johnny taught Maggie to read was the year she fell in love with him, but it would be seven more before they would wed. Then, driven by wanderlust and a desire to share their knowledge of God, they trekked across the face of frontier America with their books and Bibles, leaving behind them strengthened spirits and a rich legacy of love.