1351, Scotland. Emma wakes alone and confused on a wooded hillside. Her antique locket now looks new, and it holds cryptic clues about the unfamiliar place—and time—where she finds herself. Alien in both manner and appearance, she is believed to be a fairy and becomes the unwanted house guest of a skeptical, boorish crofter named Iain, in whom she discovers an unexpected tenderness.
Iain has good reason to suspect the beautiful, mysterious woman beseeching him for help. He’s seen too much deceit and lost too much. But he cannot deny how Emma pulls at him, nor suppress his mounting obsession with unlocking all her secrets. Is she an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances, or is she a real fairy as everyone else believes? And will he be able to convince her to stay in his life?