Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family,
seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo
baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community.
She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and
before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be
his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her
relationship with her family forever.
On the evening of their
engagement, tragedy strikes and in one unwelcome encounter, all that
Hannah has known and believed is destroyed. As she finds herself
entangled in questions that the Old Ways of her people cannot answer,
Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her
community– and in the heart of the man she loves.