A beloved only child, Sarah Talbot was brought up on a wild island where the people lived as one with the land and the sea. But the death of her mother shattered the idyll, driving Sarah and her father apart. Unable to deal with the old man's grief and bitterness, Sarah fled the island for a new life on the mainland with her son.
Fourteen years later, after celebrating a birthday she thought she'd never live to see, Sarah returns to the island. Having, against all the odds, beaten the disease that threatened to take her life, she is determined to take advantage of the new beginning she has been granted. And in Will Burke, the charter pilot who flies her to the island, she finds a kindred spirit. Together they discover that love and hope and courage can transcend suffering and repair the ravages of the past . . .