Amish turned Englisher, Margaret Goodman puts up with Levi Yoder's unfriendliness in order to visit her nephew, Luke, once a year at Christmas. Margaret wants to give Luke a journal from his mother. Levi threatens to ban her from visiting if she produces the journal. He doesn't want his son to kw he lied to the boy about his mother dying. Besides going to an Amish school Christmas program, Margaret saves a small girl from drowning in a icy creek. When Margaret is nearly killed by a cow protecting her calf, Levi begins to rethink his feelings for Margaret as he takes care of her.