In 1906, Beth Jamieson is a little girl of eight, with honey gold curls and the sweetest nature. Her father is Mistress Fairly’s right-hand man and when Nick’s wife dies, Sarah Fairly treats Beth as her own.
Sarah’s daughter Sadie takes against Beth and does everything she can to prevent the growing relationship between the small girl and Logan, her youngest brother. Yet as the years roll by, an encompassing love draws Logan and Beth together. On the far horizon the dark clouds of war are massing and although Logan would rather stay with Beth at Fairlyden, he knows he must fight. As they take their leave beside the burn, the lovers cannot forsee what the future holds.