Rhoda Lantz is feeling adrift; her mother will soon be remarried and her sister is busy being a newlywed, so she answers an Englisher ad for a housekeeper.
Andy Leitner is working all hours finishing his residency. His children and elderly mother are alone a lot, and chaos is the norm. Rhoda is his lifesaver, bringing order and calm back to his family. But she is Amish and he is not. When the bishop orders Rhoda to stop working for him, Andy seriously considers converting to her way of life. Can he and his family give up all the luxuries of the outside world and be happy at the same time? (ZEBRA, Sep., 368 pp., $6.99)