When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to
Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters
Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is
known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking
appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty — and seems to
have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

However, the sisters’ wealthy father has made
one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the
younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for
the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn’t have any
suitors — until Pete comes to town, that is.

Though he finds both sisters attractive,
something about Cate’s feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other
bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems
receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she’s immediately
suspicious of his interest.