When Jules Marot arrives in St. Etienne, a small village in the French Alps, in the spring of 1666, he brings bad news for his brother's family about their young son, Jacques. These are difficult times for the Huguets. Many of the Huguet families have grown complacent, viewing their faith as a mere political arrangement. Meanwhile, the French government continues to place more and more restrictions on them. Their schools and churches are being torn down, and they are forbidden to gather for services. The Marot family watches in dismay as many families who were once fervent in the faith give in to the pressure to convert to the king's religion. As the persecution intensifies, the whole Marot family, including their sons, Jacques and Frais, must learn to trust God more than ever before.