Bells of May is the tale of a family rooted in the mystical Harz Mountains of Germany. Five generations of women are forced, by circumstance or choice, into unfamiliar lives-on the other side of the mountain and halfway around the world.
A descendant of Celtic priests, Katherine Allewelt is a surprisingly pragmatic girl until her well-arranged life is shattered by her doomed relationship with a young miner. Heartbroken, Katherine accepts a servant's position in the city, where she matures, educates herself, and shares a deep friendship with her mistress while fighting an attraction to the master. When her mistress dies, Katherine returns home and tries to pick up the threads of her old life.
Follow the saga of Katherine and her descendents for the following one hundred fifty years through love, loss, and challenge.