Mandy Schrock, with five older sisters, is pleased when she finally has a baby brother. Yet she and her close knit Amish family are saddened to learn that Lloydie was born with a serious health problem. At first Mandy is eager to help care for Lloydie, but after a while, she resents the extra burden. Years later she struggles with guilt. But in time, she talks it out with a friend and with her mother.
When 16, Mandy eagerly goes to youth singings. Her girlfriend invites her along to work at a home for handicapped children, where she can use her experience with Lloydie. Back home on weekends, things start to sparkle between Mandy and Levi Slabach. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.