|About the Book|
This is a romance story that is set in the 1990s in Scotland aboutbrlove, tragedy, and struggles.brIt is about a young lass by the name of Catherine MacAlister, whobrlives with her father, the Earl of MacAlister, in a castle in Scotland calledMoreThis is a romance story that is set in the 1990s in Scotland aboutbrlove, tragedy, and struggles.brIt is about a young lass by the name of Catherine MacAlister, whobrlives with her father, the Earl of MacAlister, in a castle in Scotland calledbrMacAlister castle.brCatherine was an only child who lived in MacAlister castle inbrScotland. Catherine was very beautiful, with a beauty of a rare kind.brHoping for an heir, the earl had remarried when Catherine wasbrseven but the second Lady MacAlister died a few years after her unionbrwith him.brCatherines half-brother, Matthew, who had been only a small childbrof two years old when he first came to MacAlister castle, knew nothing,brof course, of any other home. Matthew has epilepsy and Catherine hadbrcalled for the doctor in the night, a Johnathon Pendrill, to check onbrhis brother- who five years ago had an accident on the cliff s and fell.brMatthews doctor is also his cousin.brJohnathon said to Catherine, I will look in on him tomorrow, butbrI assure you there is no cause for anxiety. He is no worse than usual.brJohnathon bid good night to Catherine while buttoning up hisbrheavy driving coat. At the end of his sentence, he opened the heavy oakbrdoor letting in a blast of cold air and a fine sheet of penetrating rain.brOh Johnathon, what weather! I ought not to have sent for you.brNonsense! You know I am weather - proof. Old Jack will find his waybrhome, if I cannot. Good-bye again.brThe door closed upon the tall and strong figure and Lady CatherinebrMacAlister was left standing alone upon the wide staircase, amid thebrgathering shadows of the great hall.brCatherine, who held herself sternly responsible for all, nursedbrMatthew with a devotion that no mother could have surpassed. She now vowed deep down in her heart that she will devote her own life tobrhim. That for him she would live, and that whatever she could do tobrlighten his load of pain and make his future happier should be done, atbrwhatever cost to herself.