I never actually read the entire book, but I did have to read the last chapter for my Mormon Lit class. From what I noticed during the book, it takes place in the early days of the church in Utah. It talks about a Mormon cowboy who's still struggling with being perfect in his life. He especially wants to baptize his wife, but he doesn't feel worthy. I recommend you don't read this to children because it's more an adult book. So if you're an adult over 20 years of age, it's appropriate for you, but not for children or adolescents.