A kiss can make everything better. Sometimes, it can make it worse. Heathcliff McKinnon, a nineteenth century Scottish laird, is desperate to communicate with his new voiceless daughter-so desperate, he'll accept help from any quarter, or so he thinks. But when aid arrives in the person of a lovely-though odd-American woman, he realizes something sinister is afoot and he cannot trust her. He will not risk the safety of his precious child no matter what his lonely heart tries to tell him.