Janet Mackay dislikes all Englishmen, especially the Marquess of Sutherland who intends to evict them from their croft to make way for sheep. So when handsome Alastair Fenton arrives, she is far from friendly.
Then, after they are made to leave their croft, her grandmother Mary dies. Janet is free to go to Canada to join her brother, who fled after the Jacobite rebellion in Forty-five.
On the journey to Glasgow, however, disaster strikes. Janet has to accept Alastair's help, unwilling to turn to her old friend Murdo who wants to marry her.
Previously published under the pseudonym Livvy West.