In Whinburg, the lives of the Amish women are closely intertwined. But none are closer than Amelia Beiler, Emma Stolzfus, and Carrie Miller, who have been friends since childhood. As they work together on a special quilt, they share their deepest secrets, their darkest fears, and their dearest wishes, plumbing the depth and height of their faith.
A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband's business, but it's not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she's only too relieved to consider it -- especially when it looks like Eli's interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it's difficult not to question God's will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can't promise him a future?