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This sequel to "Too Deep For Tears" begins in 1988 when Eva Crawford learns on her eighteenth birthday that she was adopted. She is given a letter from her birth mother which invites her to go to a friend and learn more about her family history. Eva follows this advice and is shown a Chinese chest
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that contains the journal of her ansestor, Ailsa Rose.

From here, the narrative shifts to 19th century Scotland where Ailsa returns to Glen Affric, the Scottish village which she left years earlier when she abandoned her true love, Ian, to marry an englishman and see the world. Now a widow, Ailsa returns with her daughter, Alanna, who finds love with Ian's nephew. Ian has now married and has a family of his own.

However the peace of Glen Affric is disturbed when Ian's brother (the father of Alanna's husband) returns to the glen after a lifetime away. He plans to make the village a tourist resort, which would destroy its mystique. The village becomes divided into a web of betrayals and violence, as it becomes clear that Ian's brother will stop at nothing. When Ian is
forced to commit a crime to protect what he loves, it is Ailsa who stands
by his side, and the two realize that their love is still very much alive.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting property developers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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