This is a story of love, forgiveness and family. This is a story of slowing down, working hard and enjoying friendship.
Meg Hobart has everything: a happy marriage to a handsome, successful
husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and three
wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day
she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie—and has
brought the family to financial ruin. Penniless and homeless, the
Hobarts pack up what little they still possess and leave behind their
golden life for good. But it’s not the material things Meg finds herself
mourning. Instead, she misses the certainty that she should remain
married to James, who has betrayed her trust so thoughtlessly. Worse,
she is suddenly very aware of just how spoiled her children have become.
Meg wonders what her family has really sacrificed in their pursuit of
the American dream.
A frightening twist of fate forces the
Hobarts to take refuge with a kind Amish family in Pennsylvania, where
they find themselves in a home with no computers, no cell phones,
nothing the children consider fashionable or fun. Her uncooperative
brood confined to the Amish world of hard work and tradition, their
futures entirely uncertain, Meg fears she can never make her family