When Josephs mother passed away, he discovers the farm his parents had owned was severely in debt due to his father borrowing heavily against the place. Marys grandfather had left her a small farm back in her Ohio hometown some years ago. With their current farm being foreclosed on, this was the perfect opportunity to start fresh. So having no other choice, the family heads to Ohio on a Greyhound bus to the second biggest Amish settlement in the US.
Once they arrive at their new home, Joseph finds out that their farm is many miles from their Amish brethren. His neighbors dont want any Amish living that far down in the county. Joseph is afraid that they will try to drive his family from their farm.
The place needs so much, the barn needs rebuilt, crops need to be planted, and firewood needs to be laid aside for winter. They must have everything running well by wintera daunting task, to be sure, since the Amish do not believe in electricity or any link to the outside world. Everything that needed to be done would have to be done the old fashion way, with a horsereal horse power.
Rebecca, the daughter of the family, is also not very happy with the move. For one thing, she was thirteen, and she had always had her heart set on marrying David. Now they were so many miles apart. And she didnt know if their love could endure the test.
Josephs heart wasnt into the trip. He longed for his home state, the land he had grown up on. Will their family come together as a family once again and call this foreign land home? Or would the family make the journey back to Pennsylvania to stay for good?