The eventful tour with P.T. Barnum meant much, for Jenny Lind, who was at the time of her coming to America, and the account of these several months in her life is full of the gaiety, the sentiment and the clashes that were part of her personality. As the book starts off we see Jenny Lind at the height of her success, in England, and as anxious to marry and settle down with the right man as she is to make enough more money through concerts for Stockholm scholarships. Two romances lay in wait, tragic both because of social customs and personal differences. But as Jenny accepts the Barnum offer an astounding team is formed and the intricacies and adventures of the famous tour are described with a factual zest and a fascination for the people and incidents involved. The narrative, written to read like fiction, reveals Jenny as an exciting person and there is warmth in the growing conviction of her love for the young musician, Otto Goldschmidt. Their marriage, the best thing for them both despite the age difference, makes a happy ending to the book.