In 1814, Sara Stevenson, the well-bread but high-spirited daughter of celebrated Scottish lighthouse designer Robert Stevenson, falls in love with a common sailor, Thomas Crichton. On the day of their clandestine elopement, Thomas mysteriously disappears, leaving Sara heartbroken, secretly pregnant, and at the mercy of her overbearing family. Refusing to relinquish her hopes that Thomas will someday return to her, Sara is banished to an eerie lighthouse on lonely and remote Cape Wrath. There she meets William Campbell, the reclusive yet dashing light-keeper who incites her ire--and interest. Soon Sara begins to accept her life on the Cape and her growing attraction to William--until a mystifying package from and Oxford antiquarian arrives, giving intriguing clues to Thomas's whereabouts. Through her correspondence with the antiquarian, Sara slowly uncovers the story of her beloved's fate. But what she doesn't immediately grasp is that these letters travel an even greater distance that she could have imagined--as the boundaries between time and space unravel to forge and incredible connection between a woman and a man many years apart.
Prepared to lay claim to her family's magnificent ancestral fortress in the Scottish border country, Lady Isabeau Blythe is determined to restore her noble family's good name and reclaim these stunning, strife-torn lands. But event he headstrong Isabeau's firm sense of reality is shaken by the inexplicable allure of Blythe Hall, an entrancing castle haunted by dark secrets--and otherworldly creatures of light and desire.Isabeau's arrival sets in motion an epic power struggle: a ferocious fight for Scotland, her family, and her heart. Taunted and tempted by a sinister rogue knight, Sir George, who covets her lands and her love, and trapped in the madness of her charismatic brother, Julius, who seeks power of unearthly origin, Isabeau can only surrender the toe wild visions of the remarkable man she inexplicably longs for. With a bloodthirsty army amassing outside her gates, Isabeau summons help from Gabriel, the elusive man of her dreams. But does this alluring man possess the secrets of the castle and her destiny?