Amanda Krueger is a small town librarian, the fourth generation of her clan to be born in the family farmhouse on the Ohio River. She lives a simple almost reclusive life, and she insists that she likes it that way.
When the farm becomes the potential location for development of a riverboat casino, Amanda's quiet life and her entire future are threatened. The local residents choose up sides for the political battle that ensues. Amanda initially refuses to participate in the politicking, but she is inevitably drawn into the fray. Her peaceful life becomes a whirlwind of meetings and strategy session -- and unexpected romance.