Chrissie Gillies comes from the last ever community to live on the beautiful, isolated Scottish island of St Kilda. Evacuated in 1930, she will never forget her life there, nor the man she loved and lost who visited one fateful summer a few years before.
Fred Lawson has been captured, beaten and imprisoned in Nazi-controlled France. Making a desperate escape across occupied territory, one thought sustains him: find Chrissie, the woman he should never have left behind on that desolate, glorious isle.
This is a sweeping love story that crosses oceans and decades, and a testament to the extraordinary power of hope in the darkest of times.
Elisabeth writes about the background to her book in her Historia feature, Two strands of lost history from Scotland.