Leaving the Scottish Highlands for a career as a English Literature professor became more elusive for a Scottish farm girl than she originally thought.
Unknown to her...women were not accepted to any English University because of the gender discrimination practiced in 1913. However, the Dean of Oxford University groomed her for enrollment, and she became the first woman to attend classes at the most exclusive University in all of England.
She met a tall handsome stranger who rescued her, and then guided her through a new life as a student. During the difficult days, her Prince Charming helped her overcome the many deterrents her professors and other students put in her way.
And then...World War I began. Her true love joined the Army, and suddenly Emily's life spun out of control. She was forced to choose between finishing her lifetime dream and caring for the most important person in her life.
Her newfound passion to save the person she loved directed her life in a totally different direction. In an effort to save him from dying Emily chose a future life far away from her beloved England.