When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio
for the winter, she is faced with a decision—one that goes against her
very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved

Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since
boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own
reputation—and his relationship with Sadie.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm
as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons—courtesy of the
Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track,
but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.

The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as
unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge …
and through Sadie’s heart.