Quoted from the back of the book: "In 1814 Sara Stevenson, the well-bred but high-spirited daughter of celebrated Scottish lighthouse designer Robert Stevenson, falls in love with a common sailor, Thomas Crichton. On the day of their clandestine elopement, Thomas mysteriously disappears, leaving Sara heartbroken, pregnant and at the mercy of her overbearing family. Refusing to relinquish her hopes that Thomas will someday return to her, Sara is banished to an eerie lighthouse on lonely and remote Cape Wrath. There she meets William Campbell, the reclusive light-keeper who incites her ire and interest. Soon Sara begins to accept her life on the cape and her growing attraction to William, until a mystifying package from an Oxford antiquarian arrives, giving intriguing clues to Thomas's whereabouts. through her correspondence with the antiquarian, Sara slowly uncovers the story of her beloved's fate. But what she doesn't immediately grasp is that these letters travel an even greater distance than she could have imagined. As the boundaries between time and space unravel to allow an incredible connection between a woman and a man many years apart."
I will admit that is took me about 100 pages to really get hooked on this book. I'm not saying that it was slow or that it didn't hold my interest, but I was able to put it down and walk away from it for a few days. I really liked the story and I liked to see how the characters grew. Sara remains pretty headstrong and stubborn, but she begins to think of others and not only of herself. The relationship between her and William was fun to read. Their clashes and growing attraction.
I will warn you that if you are person who needs to know exactly why something has happened, you will not be too pleased with the "boundaries of time and space" explanation. Where I don't mind the way it was described, I have read that others had a problem with it. I don't want to reveal this part of the book, but if any of you want to speak with me about it, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction.