Lachlan Lubaneach is a council member for the Lord of the Isles MacDonald. And Mari is MacDonald's daughter and she is being forced to marry her cousin whom she doesn't love. But when a chance encounter with Lachlan at her father's council meeting sparks embers she is forced to look at her future more closley. The council is debating a man accused of murder whom Mari is fond of she is forced to step in to save his life. It turns out that the man is inocent of the crime because he wasn't their at the time. So MacDonald lets him go and Mari and Lachlan are better accuanted. Mari starts falling in love with Lachlan and questions her fathers decision of whom she should marry. So Lachlan tells her " to ask her father if it would be ok for him to be one of her suitors". But he says no matter what she is getting married to her cousin Alisdair. But Mari and Lachlan take matters into their hands and experience a night of passion. Then they are to leave for another strong hold to hold a hunt that her father has had for several years. There they learn to trust each other, until one night Mari hears a conversation between Lachlan and his brother Hector about her. Mari gets mad over what she hears and tries to stay away from him. Until things get dicy between Lachlan and MacDonald's high steward Nial Mackinnon. After the hunt Nial sets a trap for Lachlan which he falls for and ends up killing Nial at least thats what he thinks at the time. And when Lachlan leaves that place to catch up with MacDonalds boat to convince him of his innocence and to also let him mary Mari, MacDonald agrees. But when Mari hears the good news she is vexed whith him and pushes him out of the boat he is in. After that Mari gets kidnapped and Lachlan gets captured after that. They end up getting saved after all the revelations of an earlier incident. From there they head home where they get married and head to Mari's new home.
Lachlan comes back with news from the Roman Kirk that they are married in the church way and that their children will be saved from being bastards.