Margaret is without her computer this week. She is available by eReader at mjachind(at)gmail[ dot ]com.
Annie Beiler is a spunky schoolteacher, but she’s been struggling ever since Luke, the man she is promised to, “jumped the fence,” and leaves the Amish of Seymour community. Annie has caught the eye of Joshua Esh, who’s moved to Missouri from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as part of a “man swap” meant to bring new blood into Seymour. Disheartened to discover that Annie is promised to another, Josh fills his social calendar with singings and frolics, taking a different girl home from every event — much to Annie’s dismay. When Luke returns to “claim” Annie, Josh decides to literally fight him for her affections. Add to the mix a buggy accident and forced marriage, and the normally a peace-loving Amish of Seymour community explodes.