What can take the fire out of a fever, the ache out of loving and the meanness out of a miser? The answer according to Tearlaich is whisky - the ‘water of life’. And when he suggests to Lillian that the islanders should have their own blend - a ‘Bruach Blend’ - Lillian can see his logic.
"An absolute delight!"
Ruth and her three small children eagerly await the return of their father who has taken his fishing boat for a refit at a boatyard in the north of Scotland. Rising waters takes them on a journey to a remote hill farm.
For Anna, a carefree and gentle child living in a remote community in the Hebrides, a chance meeting with the mysterious and romantic Jimmy Pearl is to take on a dream-like quality as she grows to womanhood and encounters a hard and often cruel adult world. When Anna’s parents die, and her brother, with his new wife, sells the family croft, Anna is forced into a loveless marriage to the cold and heartless Black Fergus. But life has surprises in store for them, including the reappearance of Jimmy Pearl.