'There is something very Celtic about the writing of Mary Williams, a feeling for the brooding landscape, the timelessness of human emotions and independence of spirit.' - CORNISH LIFE. Merynne had always secretly feared - or was it hoped? - that Nat Herne would return to Tarnefell. He had been missing, presumed dead, for years, leaving her with their daughter, Bethany. And now Merynne is happily remarried to gentle Will Drake. But one day Nat returns, very much alive, his pockets full of gold, and looking for his wife. His turbulent presence shatters the contented calm of Merynne's new life, and his demands spark off a dramatic train of events leading to misfortune, tragedy...and love.