Annie Beiler is a spunky, spirited schoolteacher, but
she's struggled ever since the man she was promised
to "jumped the fence" and left the Amish of Seymour.
She needs a man who is committed to his Amish beliefs.
And now, she's struggling to regain the trust of the school
board members and the parents of her pupils for taking her
class on an unauthorized field trip to a nearby Civil War
battlefield. She's put on probation, and one wrong step
could cost her the position permanently.
Joshua Esh of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, moved
to Missouri ostensibly as part of the man swap meant to
bring new blood into the community. Annie Beiler caught
his attention the moment he arrived in Seymour, but he's
disheartened to discover that she is promised to another
man Luke, who left the Amish but vowed to return one
day and claim "his" Annie. So, Josh fills his social calendar
with singings and frolics, taking a different girl home from
every event with the exception of Annie, since she is
already committed to someone.
When Luke comes home, Annie pushes him away, and
Josh Esh comes to her rescue. But the situation becomes
awkward, since Josh is staying with Luke's family. An
awareness of each other's attraction to Annie causes the
awkwardness to escalate, and Annie's father soon invites
Josh to stay with his family. But not all of the Beilers are
happy about this new arrangement