Finally together, Seth and Ruth begin courting, taking buggy rides and sharing stolen kisses whenever they can. Seth is sure that Ruth is the one for him, planning to propose to her very soon. Ruth is happier than she's ever been, enjoying every moment that they spend together. However, when Ruth's parents express discontent over her blossoming relationship with Seth, they pressure her into giving up Seth and everything she'd dreamed of. Heartbroken, Ruth and Seth go their separate ways, leaving Ruth's brother David and Seth's mother, Mary, wondering what on earth has gone on between them. Can Ruth and Seth make their way back to each other? Or will Ruth's parents convince her to stay with them, and leave Seth in her past?
Editor's Note: This is the second Plain & Simple short story. It can be listened to as a stand-alone audiobook or you can check out how Ruth and Seth met in Plain & Simple: An Amish Love Story.