Phoebe Schwartz had tried her best to remain faithful while resigned to living a single life within her Amish community, surrounded by friends and family, many of whom have large families and seemingly endless babies. She had accepted that this was all part of God’s plan for her, at least until Fate or Divine Wisdom deemed otherwise. Her friends at the nursing program, Susanna, Leah and Hilda—also members of the Plain churches in the area—are seeking to live holy lives too, ‘while in the world, but not of it.’
Phoebe’s life changes forever when the district’s Amish bishops ask the seemingly impossible of her. Never in a thousand years could she have imagined this would be required of her. Does she have the faith to follow through on their request? Could she ever have imagined the blessings this fiat, this Yes to God’s will brings with it?