Helmut Sommerfield is a German prisoner of war during WWII transferred to a POW camp in Nebraska. As a prisoner of war, his dreams of freedom, a wife and family, as well as working with his mechanical skills seems as dead as his family in his native land ... until one winter day he is 'killed' in a barn fire. However, like the fabled phoenix, Helmut arises from the ashes as Adam Becker, a reclusive dairy farmer in rural Nebraska that he saved in the blaze. With a new identity, Helmut Sommerfield, now Adam Becker, builds a new life with a new love, Laurelie Schmidt in a new land which, not only impacts him but all those around him. Because of the delicate balance between good and not good, decisions are made which ultimately result in the long term welfare of all of those in the community.