It is 1928, a time of innocence for the community on the island of Rhanna. But as the clouds of war rumble across the continent, and their loved ones are called away to fight, the islanders realise that not even they can remain untouched by the outside world.
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'A captivating new saga from the author of the topselling Rhanna novels' (Good Book Guide on KINVARA )
'Christine Marion Fraser weaves an intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background' (Yorkshire Herald )
'Fraser writes with great depth of feeling and has the knack of making her characters come alive. She paints beautiful pictures of the countryside and their changing seasons' (Aberdeen Evening Express )
'Full-blooded romance, a strong, authentic setting' (Scotsman )
'Rhanna is a great discovery. It wouldn't surprise us if one of the Hebridean islands changed its name to cash in on its fame' (Glasgow Citizen )
'An author who has won a huge audience for her warm, absorbing tales of ordinary folk' (Annabel )
In the first of her best-selling novels, Scotland's favourite author introduces us to the little Hebridean island, and a glorious tale of the lives and loves of its people.
On a bitter winter night in 1923, farmer Fergus McKenzie loses his beloved Helen in childbirth. Overcome by grief, he shuns his oldest friend, Dr Lachlan, convinced he would have done more to save her. More tragically still, he refuses to see his baby daughter, Shona.
Although sympathetic to poor Fergus, the islanders resolve to gather round to give Shona the care she needs, until his father comes to his senses. But as the years pass, Fergus fails to change his mind, until Shona falls in love with Niall, the doctor's son…
"Rhanna is a great discovery. It wouldn't surprise us if one of the Hebridean islands changed its name to cash in on its fame"
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006155987