Wanting to relocate from Shipshewana to somewhere new, Mercy Lapp answered an ad in The Budget to work as a mother’s helper for Matthew and Shanna Yoder in
Mercy relocated from Shipshewana to give herself space and time to heal after
the death of her beau in a fishing trip on Seymour, Missouri Lake Michigan.
Abner Hilty fled Shipshewana to
to work on a ranch after he and his twin brother witnessed a murder. Now that
the killer is safely behind bars, Abner decides to visit his brother Abram in Missouri where he’d
settled with his bride of one month.
Mercy is surprised to see Abner there, and equally surprised by how much he’d changed physically since she’d last seen him. Even though the two live in different districts they occasionally see each other in town and form a fledging friendship.
As Christmas approaches, an unexpected heavy snow lets Abner and Mercy spend a lot of time together in wintertime fun. Abner hopes to interest Mercy in a more permanent relationship. But then Mercy's past resurrects and she is forced to choose. Will she choose Abner? Or return to her old life?