It’s the summer of 1968 and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself: minister’s daughter. Atheist. Feminist. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart.
Following her draft-dodging husband Lenny to the rural eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn strives to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny’s passive ways—and anxious for a savior.
Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. As Evelyn grows closer to Jones, her marriage is just the first of many casualties in his rise to power.