Star crossed lovers are torn apart by religious intolerance. The result is unhappiness for the two lovers that follow through their entire lives.
John Cobb came from a blue collar, fundamentalist Christian home in Georgia. As a teenager in 1960’s Georgia, his background seemed a handicap that suggested little chance for great success in his life. His family and friends sought to put him on their chosen course for him, to become a minister. But John met Sarah Clark, who shows him love and that he has potential to be something more in his life. Sarah’s influence opens John’s eyes to the smallness and bigotry of his background and his religious upbringing. Unfortunately the changes in John come at a price and cause a backlash that these star crossed lovers do not expect as his mother and those of his faith declare war on Sarah and his relationship with her. John loses Sarah and his own way, becoming destructive to himself and to others. Life takes him to new places and he becomes a man very different from the teenager he was. He is successful, moving far from his earlier background. Yet, dark times overwhelm him and when the light again comes, he finds that he must sacrifice everything to find what his heart desires most, Sarah.