Rebecca is inevitably drawn back to the Conewango Valley and her childhood Amish community. After dealing with her parents' death Rebecca has the continuing problem of Ben's coma to deal with. The secret of Boopsie is eventually revealed but something from Rebecca's past prevents her from becoming as close to Will as she wants to. Ben's eventual recovery seems likely but it is going to take a long time. Slowly Will and Rebecca's relationship develops until it is shattered by an incident that totally wrecks Rebecca's growing trust in Will.