An Amish family opens their hearts and home to a deserted child, Pearlie Mae. They change her name to Annie and raise her in the Amish way. Annie keeps wondering if her birth mother will ever come back. She finds love and security with the Troyers, but not all is well. Lucy is jealous of the attention Annie receives. Annie runs to her mother's Leaning Tree and looks to God's Hills for help.
Later, Annie works for families as a baby-sitter and maid. She joins the Amish church and goes to youth singings. Boys keep asking to give her rides--till a beau declares himself. With compassion from the Amish community, Annie at last finds her own home. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.