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Scotland, 1687. An unforgiving place for women who won’t conform.
Pregnant and betrayed, eighteen-year-old Jonet takes refuge among an outlawed group of religious dissidents. Here, Widow Helen offers friendship and understanding, but Helen’s own beliefs have already seen her imprisoned once. Can she escape the authorities a second time?
This extraordinary tale of love and loss, struggle and sacrifice, autonomy and entrapment, urges us to consider what it means to be free and who can be free – if freedom exists at all.
Flora Johnston is a writer and researcher of all things Scottish. She has written various works of non-fiction, including St Cuthbert: The Life of a Saint, Faith in a Crisis: Famine, Eviction and The Church in North and South Uist, and many other nuanced titles that explore education, architecture, and religious histories.
Find out more about Flora over on her author page.