- 1 hr 53 min
The story begins in a small Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rachel is a young Amish widow with an 8 year old son; she decides to visit her sister in the outside world. When they arrive at the train station Samuel wants to go to the bathroom, where he wittnesses a murder. Detective John Book is assigned to investigate the murder. Book's main concern is for the safety of Rachael and Samuel, and to return them back to Lancaster County. Rachael's father-in-law reluctantly agrees to shelter John from the killers. John heals, and beings to have feelings for Rachael, but the community frowns on the outsider.