Sarah and her husband are newly married. Husband has survived many years in a prison camp and has turned his back on his homeland of Germany. Together..Show More », the couple embrace their small, gentle world of rural simplicity in the Scottish highlands. They are close to Sarah's aging parents, who live nearby; they take Sarah's neglected niece under their wing and save her from the attentions of a handsome ne'er do well. It isn't suspenseful or funny, just a gentle and curiously engaging story about unpretentious, kind people whom you would love to have as friends and neighbors. Narration is just right for this story--well differentiated characters, eloquent but no scenery chewing. If you want a break from nail biting suspense, step in to the world of D. E. Stevenson for a few hours and feel refreshed and restored.