Returning to the Hebridean island of Garve after 35 years, Alys falls in love with Donal, her childhood playmate. Interwoven with their story is that of Henrietta, held on an island against her will 300 years earlier. Linking the women are an enchanting embroidered curiosity cabinet, the tug of motherhood, and the island itself.More
"A powerful story about love and obligation, set in the Western isles...bringing together historical facts and contemporary life...a persuasive novel very well written." (John Burnside)
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An intriguing and gripping novel