Danielle Parker is a gold-medal mom—the kind who volunteers in her
children’s classrooms, shuttles them between activities, throws
legendary birthday parties, and has a remedy on hand for any emergency.
Whatever her husband, Jeff, and their children need, Dani is there,
Except for one day.
that day—the day that Dani reluctantly takes some “me time” while her
mom and Jeff drive the children to the park—the unthinkable happens. The
car crash leaves no survivors. Somehow, Dani gets through the funerals
and visits, accepting neighbors’ sympathy and dropped-off meals. All the
while, guilt and grief make her wish the accident had claimed her life
too. Then a call comes from Lydia Schlabach, an Amish woman Dani
befriended in childhood. In addition to condolences, Lydia offers Dani
something more: a place to escape to.
Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Dani’s days take on a new rhythm, marked
by the clip-clop of buggies and the bustle of chores. Lydia gives Dani
space to mourn, to think, and to realize how long it’s been since she
felt like a person in her own right. And with the help of friendships
old and new, Dani learns about the ways life continues to surprise
us—even after the deepest loss—with joy, love, and second chances…