It all begins in Thorndale...
In the picturesque Yorkshire village of Thorndale, teacher Annie Armstrong is devastated after being jilted and flees to the home which sustained her through a lonely childhood. After meeting Jon Beresford, the captivating man who manages the local estate, her feelings are in chaos as their attraction soon becomes undeniable. Through Jon’s mentoring of a troubled teenager escaping his past and searching for a better future, Annie learns there is more to him than the easy-going charm she tries to dismiss, and nothing about village life is quite as she planned. But uncertainties are revealed in their hopes for the future and when her heart is about to break all over again, Annie has to confront her fears to discover if she and Jon really could have a future together.
On the breath-taking Scottish island of Athdara, historian Flora Stewart is striving to ignore her growing attraction to charismatic architect Mackenzie Jamieson when he asks her to uncover the history of an abandoned garden. Through her work she meets Tamsin, a selectively mute little girl trying to live with devastating loss. Flora and Mac are drawn together as they find a story of young love followed by heartbreak, and Tamsin’s search for healing through the making of a garden. But when press revelations suddenly throw them into the public eye, Flora must decide if she will accept more than a professional role and entrust her future to Mac.