Anneke and Romke, from two very different provinces, fall deeply in love when Anneke slips in the marketplace, and Romke comes to her rescue. After their wedding a year later, they sail to his family's home to live. Anneke is jubilant and anticipates a wonderful life with Romke. Though she's heard of a disturbing custom practiced by his village, she shoves it aside, believing it would never involve her. But to her horror, what she hoped would never happen, has fallen on her. What awaits Anneke. . . and Romke, her devoted husband? The colorful setting of the early twentieth-century Netherlands and the nature of the dilemmas Anneke must face make her book distinctive. Targeted toward adult women, this story opens up a new world: time, place, culture, and customs. This book is filled with relational drama, romance and suspense. Her purpose for writing this vel is to show the reader that matter how dark our life becomes, the Lord is there for all who seek Him.