In the Amish community of Willow Ridge, the Simple Gifts shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is busy handcrafting wreaths. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cornelius Riehl from having to manage the household's inexplicably shrinking budget. Then another distraction swaggers into Simple Gifts. Marcus Hooley rejected his Amish roots long ago. But behind the bad-boy attitude is a gifted horse trainer. He can't erase his past, but a sparking attraction with strong, spirited Rosalyn holds the promise of a second chance . . . and of shedding light on shadowy secrets to build a bright tomorrow.