Sarah Cain is a strictly modern woman living in Oregon with a burgeoning career in real estate. Her sister Ivy left to pursue a Plain life in Amish country 12 years ago. But when Ivy dies, Sarah is shocked to learn of her appointment as guardian of her sister's five children. The eldest child, Lydia, foresees major difficulty for the new family. Neither she nor Sarah are prepared for the drastic changes they must make to fulfill Ivy's last wish.