When Karlina Richter finds out that a new shepherd will be sent to East
Amana, she fears she’ll no longer be able to help her father with the
sheep. She’ll be relegated back to kitchen work, a job she dislikes. Her
fears increase when Anton Becker arrives and shows little interest in
the flock — or in divulging why he’s been sent to East. Dare she trust
Anton to help her father, or is he keeping secrets that will impact them
After learning that her father will be transferred from Cincinnati to a
job in Texas, Dovie Cates decides she wants to visit the Amana Colonies,
where her mother spent her formative years. She writes to relatives
still living in the Colonies and is invited to spend some time there.
Soon after her arrival, Dovie meets Berndt, the handsome young man who
delivers bread to the kitchen house each day. But when Dovie begins to
ask questions about her mother’s past, no one seems willing to tell her
anything, so Dovie decides to take matters into her own hands. Will her
decision spell disaster for her future with Berndt?