Orphaned at the tender age of seven, Jamie MacLeod comes to live with her grandfather on the wild but beautiful mountain of Donachie. There she begins to wonder what life can offer a mere Scottish shepherd lass. She longs to fulfill her father’s dying dream that somehow she rise from her humble beginnings–the poverty and restrictions of her upbringing–to become a lady of distinction, to be someone in the world.

Jamie’s quest for nobility leads from the land of her beginnings to the city of dreams and beyond. And while the lure of adventure and romance tug at her affections, the values she learned from the simple faith of her grandfather resurface to guard her. But will she ultimately discover who she really is?