All her life she has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come at a price too dear to pay?
Why would Katie Lapp's mother, a plain and simple Amishwoman who embraces the Old Ways, hide a beautiful satin baby dress in the attic?
The staggering answer comes on the eve of Katie's wedding to widower Bishop John, throwing her life--present and future--into confusion.
Winner of the Gold Book Award (500,000 copies sold)
Winner of the ECPA Platinum Award (1 million sold)
"Her writing is as...richly patterned as [Amish] quilts, and just as enjoyable to get wrapped up in."
"...a thoughtful, insightful look at the Amish way..."
--The Gazette, Colorado Springs
"Lewis is a master of eliciting empathy for characters caught in troubles of their own making..."
Reviews "...it's a thoughtful, insightful look at the Amish way and the courage it takes not to follow the individual voice of the heart." --The Gazette, Colorado Springs, July 1997