Even though Jimmy Scott’s typical American upbringing isn’t as far removed from the Amish as it may appear. After his mother dies from cancer, Jimmy learns he was not his parents’ biological child. What his father reveals about Jimmy’s first year of life is shocking.
Jimmy leaves Washington state for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in search of…understanding of where God is when tragedy strikes…forgiveness for the only father he has ever known…education in a faith foreign to his experience…reunion with the family he never had a chance to know.
When he meets Leona Weaver, dedicated bishop’s daughter and one-room schoolhouse teacher, he is just in time to witness another senseless tragedy – hardly the moment to mention the issue of his search. So Jimmy jumps in to help her family in anyway he can.
But Jimmy never expected his search for his heritage to lead to a forbidden romance with Leona. When her faith has already been shaken by heartbreak, can he ask her to see him as more than just an outsider?