The new novel from the well-loved Scottish storyteller - Isle of Mara, Scotland, 1950s. Shona MacInnes, a crofters daughter, meets much prejudice when she qualifies to train as a vet not least from handsome Ross MacMaster, also a vet. Their fiery relationship turns to love, but soon differences are revealed, and they part. Can they ever be reconciled? Or will Shona find new happiness with gentle Ivar Findlay, who shares her wish to help the people of their beloved island?