In this tender novel and its sequel, two people from different worlds discover a long-kept secret--and forbidden love. Rachel Yoder has resigned herself to life as an Amish widow. Though painfully shy, she and her young daughter help her parents run a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster County. Philip Bradley, a New York journalist on assignment, comes to stay at the Yoder's B&B. When he finds an old postcard written in Pennsylvania Dutch, he enlists Rachel's help in uncovering its mysteries. When Philip and Rachel are drawn to one another, her Amish community's rules seem destined to keep them apart.