The oldest of seven daughters, Ruth Schrock has grown up believing that her uncompromising deacon has never approved of her independent nature. Though devoted to her community and her faith, Ruth has always found it difficult to follow the narrow path of a deacon's daughter. Asked to teach in a nearby community, she eagerly accepts -- feeling that God has given her a chance at a life of meaning. Ruth never could have guessed that her new path would lead to shy Levi Yoder. Can these two opposites find a path they can walk together?