The year is 1313. The MacDonalds discover a woman half frozen outside their castle. Janet Hendrick finds herself in a MacDonald castle, frightened and feeling alone. She is launched into a quest of survival to find her way home.With the burden of a secret, she is terrified she will be found out. Janet needs to tread carefully as the men who were her rescuers, could also end her life.
Befriended by, William, the MacDonalds’ Doctor, she finds some comfort but there is something about him she feels; he too, has a secret to hide. Janet falls in love with the seasoned warrior, Sir Alexander MacDonald, igniting for both, a passion long forgotten. But will he reject her when he finds out who she is?
Danger surrounds her as she makes her way, trying to find her Grandfather, the Baron of Kintail, a man who is an enemy of the MacDonalds. She finds herself thrown into the battle of Bannock Burn, which leads her to Eilean Donan Castle, home, of the Baron. Her adventure continues involving kidnapping and a handsome stranger who has secrets of his own. Will she find her way back to the MacDonalds or home again to see her children?