Since she washed up in a storm on the shores of the Isle of May, the sole survivor of a shipwreck and just six years old, Tess has lived on the island with its only inhabitants, an elderly couple. Eleven years later, the couple has died, and now seventeen-year-old Tess must fend for herself. When she saves Colin Macpherson, a Highlander who, like her, washes ashore in a storm, she is forced to confront the few painful memories she has of her past, and the life she lived before coming to the island. When Colin is rescued, he brings Tess with him, hoping to find her family on the mainland. He also is reluctant to let her go, having fallen in love with her. Little does he know she has fallen in love with him as well. But if Tess takes her place with her family, it may be that they can never be together.
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman