A haunting story of love and loss in the Hebrides . . . Island-born Kirsty MacLennan marries Ruari MacDonald in order to escape city life and a menial job in a guest house, and return to her beloved homeland. As she rediscovers her roots, and adapts to married life on the idyllic Westisle, there is only one thing standing in the way of her future happiness - the brooding presence of her brother-in-law, who shares Kirsty and Ruari's home.