Marguerite de La Rocque is the sixteen-year-old daughter of a strict Huguenot father in France in 1542. She is in love with Pierre, the youngest son of a neighboring family, but she cannot marry him because he is Catholic. Marguerite's uncle plans to build a colony in the new world of Canada. He decides that young ladies must come along, to marry the young noble settlers. Marguerite is one of those chosen, and she is able to plan for Pierre to come along as well. She hopes that in the New World they will find a way to be together. But upon their arrival in Canada, their dreams shatter. Marguerite's uncle discovers the two are lovers, and banishes Marguerite and her best friend - her servant Damienne - to a desolate island. Pierre manages to join them, but how can the three survive in this harsh wilderness with no one to help them?
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman