Angela Braddock finally has reason to leave behind her job as an advertising executive in Dallas, but she never imagined that she's wind up back in the middle of Ohio's Amish country as the owner of her late aunt's beautiful quilt shop, Running Stitch. With the help of her aunt's Amish friends, Angela is ready to re-open the store by throwing a party in honor of her aunt. Dozens of people gather, Englisch and Amish alike, but not all are happy about her opening. Joseph Walker, the talented woodworker who owns the furniture store next door, feels that she has no business specializing in a distinctively Amish trade and makes his feelings known. Then he winds up dead the next day right in Angela's shop, with her as the prime suspect.