Can a family ever escape their tragic past?
Previously published in paperback under the name Donna Baker.
Cumbria, 1901: aged twenty-one, Joanna has never seen England before. Now her father's death has sent her home from India, back to a country and family she has never known. As she prepares to meet relations of her father for the first time, she must also ready herself to claim her inheritance - and house and working mines in this new land.
But Joanna has brought with her another inheritnace - a knowledge and affinity with the customs and traditions of India, the nation which raised her. And the dreams she has now are not just visions of her past...but they might just become guidance for her future.
As she grows to understand the stories behind the tragic loves and marriages in her family's past she wonders if she will be the one to break the pattern. But answering this question will test her to the limit.