Annie Zook, the preacher’s daughter, struggles to keep her promise to her father — to abandon her art for a full six months. Will she succeed, only to succumb to another "forbidden" desire? And what would her father do if he discovered her friendship with a handsome Englisher?
Ben Martin has recently moved to Pennsylvania from Kentucky on a secret search of his own. He is mysteriously drawn to Paradise and especially to the covered bridge depicted in Annie’s painting, a folded copy of which he carries in his pocket . . . along with a smooth peach stone. Will Ben’s keen interest in Annie derail her intention to join the Amish church come autumn?