Jacob Troyer is sent to Missouri by his father under the guise of helping out a distant cousin. However, when he arrives, he finds out that his father actually sent him there as a potential exchange boy with the intention that Jacob will marry into the new Amish community and help mix up the bloodlines. Jacob knows his father is trying to keep him from marrying his girlfriend back home, and is angry and eager to leave. However, he starts to find himself falling for the oldest daughter of the house. Becky, on the other hand, although she is attracted to Jacob, knows about his girl back home and doesn't trust him. She has been duped before, and left as a single mother that no other man in the community wants to marry. Will their love win out?
I really enjoyed the plot in this story, and I intend to read the next story in this series. If it wasn't for such a well written plot, however, and the way it starts to outline elements for the next in the series, I don't think I would consider reading more in the series. The book definitely seems like it was written by an "Englischer" (non-Amish person) who was pretending to write an Amish story. It is like the author took an Englischer story and tried to put "Amish-isms" in it to make it an Amish story. However, one thing I liked about this story was that although it is part of a series, the story is complete in itself--you don't have to read three more books to find out what happens between Jacob & Becky.