Rachel Beiler loves her job as the teacher in her Amish community. She' s obedient, humble, and compliant and tries to keep the ordnung to the best of her ability. But Rachel has a secret-- something that could get her shunned if she' s found out. She loves knowledge and yearns for a college education.
After serving a dozen years in the Army, Rob Lanier has returned from Afghanistan. But now that he' s home again, he' s constantly reminded of his family' s fall from grace. His father-- once a highly respected and wealthy community leader-- has disgraced the family, and Rob can' t find it in his heart to forgive him.
When Rachel and Rob meet, sparks fly. But when a series of frightening events surrounding Rachel' s brother Johnny brings Rachel' s world crashing down around her, this unlikely match between an Amish teacher and an Englischer ex-soldier seems to be God' s perfect answer.