Daughters of Teutobod centers on the struggles and successes of women, told through the lives of three characters.
Gudrun is the stolen wife of Teutobod, the leader of the Teutons in Gaul in 102 B.C.E. Her story culminates in an historic battle with the Roman army.
Susanna is a German American farm wife in Pennsylvania whose husband, Karl, has strong affinity for the Nazi party in Germany. Susanna’s story revolves around raising her three daughters and one son as World War II unfolds.
Finally, Gretel is the infant child of Susanna, now 79 years old and a professor of women’s studies, a U.S. Senator and Nobel laureate for her World Women’s Initiative. She is heading to France to represent the United States at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of southern France, at the commemoration site where her older brother, who was killed in action nearby, is buried. The site is very near the location where the Romans defeated the Teutons.