Emma has lived in the small Amish community of Faith's Lake for all eighteen years of her life. The oldest of five girls, she takes on the burden on household responsibility when her mother falls gravely ill. As her mother's condition worsens, she must accompany her into the English world as they seek medical treatment despite the disapproval of the community.
While her mother receives treatment, Emma ventures out into the strange unknown world of cars and mobile phones, and finds herself cornered by street performers heckling her for money. Terrified, she doesn't know what to do. Then a large man comes to her defense and scares the performers away.
As Emma turns to thank her savior, he looks at her dismissively and walks away. Angered and upset, Emma returns to the hospital and finds him there too. She discovers that his name is Michael and he's a woodcutter who works on the hospital grounds. While her mother gets treated, Emma takes her lunch out to the grounds every day and slowly, she and Michael begin to talk.
As she finds herself falling for the handsome woodcutter, she must also struggle with her concern for her ill mother and her duties back at home. Can love truly conquer all, or is reality always around the corner to remind one what’s most important in life?
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!