Who would not wish to search for happiness on a remote island, with palm trees, white beaches, and a handsome man? It is 1986 and three years after a personal tragedy, Pippa and Rob Lambton are crushed by grief. A crumbled marriage and a lonely shrine in their house on Henrietta Street, Whitby, makes Pippa want to move on with her life. She takes a trip to the beautiful Isles of Scilly and leaves behind her husband and troubled best friends, Joan and Terry. Where did it all go wrong? When Pippa arrives she meets the handsome Norwegian, Sven Jorgensen, who is nursing a heartbreak of his own, yet he shows Pippa how to survive through the wonders of the island's wildlife. What Pippa should be doing is going home to Rob. What she is really doing with Sven is probably foolish, but is it possible she can fall in love again? She has three weeks to make up her mind.