|| When Liz Eckardt leaves behind her hectic life as a Boston lawyer to become an innkeeper in charming Pleasant Creek, Indiana, she hopes to find solace -- and answers -- as she mourns the loss of her mother, Abigail. Along with her mother's diary and an antique heirloom quilt, Liz inherited a family secret: Abigail cut ties with her Amish family years ago -- a family Liz never knew existed -- and Liz yearns to unravel the mystery of her mother's past. Liz settles into her new life at the Olde Mansion Inn with the help of the town's quirky quilting group, the Material Girls, and several members of the Amish community. She bonds instantly with her new Amish friend Miriam Borkholder, and enjoys the success of her burgeoning bed and breakfast. That is, until one of her guests, the unpopular Clarence Peabody is found dead in the lake behind her inn.. and Miriam's son is the prome suspect! Convinced of the Amish boy's innocence, Liz begins to piece together the evidence, learning quickly that the killer will stop at nothing to hide the truth. When Liz receives a cryptic letter written in the local Amish dialect, the message is clear: Stay out of this...or else. Who sent the letter? And is Clarence's murder somehow tied to her family's secret past?