Kinveil is the castle, set above a swirling sea. Vilia is the woman determined to reclaim it, as it once belonged to her family. From the day she left in 1803, Vilia fought to repossess her birthright - whatever it cost. Reay Tannahill's full-blooded, sweeping story spans ninety years and myriad backdrops of the bustling, far-flung Victorian empire. At its heart is the call of the mist-decked Scottish Highlands and the indomitable will of an unforgettable woman born long before her time.
Reay Tannahill was born and brought up in Scotland, and now lives in London. A Dark and Distant Shore, her first historical novel, was an instant bestseller, and Passing Glory won the 1990 Boots/RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.