Levi Troyer finds his pacifist beliefs challenged when he discovers his stepfather has been killed and his mother wounded by unknown intruders. Gracie comes to the rescue, saves his mother's life, and becomes a friend of the family. Levi and Gracie are deeply attracted to one another, and Gracie finds herself falling in love, though she knows a relationship between them is forbidden.
Even before meeting Gracie, Levi had begun to question some of the teachings of his ultra-conservative Amish sect. He has considered leaving, but knows he will be banned forever from having contact with his younger siblings and widowed mother-who need him to survive. He is torn between his love for Gracie, and his responsibility to his family. Gracie is struggling with trying to figure out how to live her life without the man she has grown to love. Levi must confront the Bann he faces if he pursues Gracie. And a murderer must be caught. Will love and justice prevail?