Some say the Isle of Outerson was once part of the mainland when one day the hands of a giant tore it free and set it adrift where it settled in a large loch. According to the myth the giant continues to reside there protecting the isle and the clan who inhabits it, the fierce Clan Norham. There is one problem though, the giant haunts the keep.
Lord Torin is the present-day lord, and he needs a wife. He isn’t particularly interested in marriage, but he has a duty to his clan. He wants a wife who is pleasing to the eye, obeys his word, and holds her tongue. He will not abide a chatty wife. So, when he accidentally comes across Flora of Clan Strathearn, who barely utters a word, he believes he has found the perfect wife and proposes a marriage arrangement that is quickly accepted.
Flora cannot believe that she barely arrives at her uncle’s home in the Highlands when he weds her to a complete stranger. She had never wanted to come to the Highlands but with her parents’ death she had no choice. She also had little to say, literally, since an illness had robbed of all but a whispery voice that was continuing to heal. Normally, she loved to converse, to challenge opinions, to gain knowledge as her scholarly father had taught her. How she would ever survive the Highlands, let alone her marriage she did not know.
Then, of course, there is the ghost which Flora believes does not exist and sets out to prove it.
Obstacles abound, challenges faced, and when Flora is given a chance to leave the isle and dissolve the marriage, does she take it? Or will Torin finally admit he loves her and refuse to let her go? Or will the ghost decide their fate?