The tale of a once grand house, now almost a ruin in the Outer Hebrides featuring Beatrice in 1910/11 and Hetty in 2010. Both have to deal with men who would like to control them. Beatrice is married to a talented artist and Hetty has inherited the estate and has to decide what to do with it, but her plans are thwarted when bones are discovered. I loved the gentle style of writing, all the descriptions of the island, inhabitants including the wildlife and moody sea. What a wonderful debut novel and I am already looking forward to reading many more books by this talented new author.