Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to
Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail
near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when
she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain
and simple: She must see him.

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting
the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of
starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel
weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot,
she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is
what she claims: a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly
he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and
give him a chance?