Clare Royland: rich, beautiful and unhappy, the childless wife of a City banker, obsessed by her ancestress and a strange, inexplicable dream . . .
1306: Isobel, Countess of Buchan, persecuted for her part in crowning Robert the Bruce, her lover . . .
Duncairn Castle: Isobel's home, Clare's heritage, battle ground for passions spanning the centuries . . .
Clare Royland is the wife of a City merchant banker; but when she inherits the castle of Duncairn, once the home of Isobel, the mistress of Robert the Bruce, she finds herself haunted by Isobel's dramatic life, which reflects the events in her own.
Unhappily married to a man on the verge of bankruptcy, Clare retreats into dreams of her twelfth-century ancestor, Isobel. But when her husband tries to trick her into selling Isobel's home and her own inheritance, Clare realises she must fight to save both herself and Isobel.