Christopher Marshall is a weary and wounded ex-soldier who just wants some peace in his life. He met Hannah in the hospital and later corresponds with her. When he visits her and Matthew, he envies them their happiness. Then he meets Matthew's sister, Rebecca Bontrager, and there's a clash of cultures and values between the former career military man and the gentle, pacifist Amish woman. Yet,there is also a deep attraction between them, and they fall in love.