How lives may roll together over centuries to make sense of past, present and future. Katherine’s experience of men has been bad. When she finally gets away from the latest one she runs to an island retreat off south-west Wales and there she meets her far distant past and a new man. Past lives that come together with the present and bring the future. She learns more of why the men in her current life have been as they were as she learns about her how past life in the middle ages. The new man is sensitive enough to help, they begin to fall in love …
I liked the story. It brings out all sorts of spirit-stuff without over-dramatizing it and makes it available to people living in the 21st century. It also explores a woman’s difficult and courageous claw-back from a very difficult past – it’s worth remembering slavery can easily exist in an ordinary-seeming marriage, in Britain, today! But the book doesn’t make heavy weather of this but touches it gently in a way that helps us see it for ourselves. And the love story is delicate and left with future of its own.

Helen Noble’s book is well worth reading.