mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a
relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York
City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a
fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history
ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it’s no place for an
outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he
believes that he received from God–“Be me to her”– despite how it
threatens his way of life.
Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting
Cara, Ephraim’s sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she
has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his
community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that Ada
envisions transforming unite them toward a common purpose–or push Mahlon away
forever? While Ephraim is trying to do what he believes is right, will he be
shunned and lose everything–including the guarded single mother who simply longs
for a better life?