Rich with vivid settings - from the picturesque crofters' villages to the windswept moors and harsh seas - and filled with stunning characters you will never forget, it is the story of a remarkable people struggling to survive in a harsh and beautiful land. It is also the moving tale of two star-crossed lovers: Captain Iain MacDonald, a man torn between passion and honor, and Mairi of the Isles, the fiercely proud peasant girl who has sworn to save the land and the Gaelic traditions that are in her blood. Together, they'll embark on an adventure of the spirit and of the heart, in this powerful novel that will leave your memory long after the last chapter is heard.
When Mairi MacDonald loses her only daughter at birth, Mairi takes Christy into the warmth and fellowship of the close-knit island community to raise as her own, but finds it hard to welcome the waif into her heart, blaming Christy for taking the place of her true daughter. Longing for a mother's love, Christy finds companionship with her cherished foster brother David. When David is crippled in a near fatal accident, Christy realizes the true depth of her feelings. But will he ever feel the same for her?