Bridget Ryan with her young sister Elizabeth heard the cries of their mother dying in childbirth. Their broken-hearted father, unable to cope with them, sent them to a Convent to be raised by Nuns. There Bridget's life was made difficult as a result of the severe disciple imposed by one of the nuns. Eventually the sisters were fostered out to the Island of Fada in the Hebrides. When they became teenagers, Elizabeth went with a family to America and Bridget went to find work in the mainland. Young and innocent, she had many trials.
This is a heart-warming story that conjures up the magic of a Hebridean island in a bygone age at the turn of the century, and follows the heroine's adventures and trials on the mainland, in Glasgow and a farm, before returning to the island where her destiny unfolds in a surprise ending.