Love is a dangerous affair.
It's Christmas morning, 1715, and Catrin discovers a Jacobite fugitive on a Welsh mountainside.
Now she is placed in mortal danger and is no longer sure who she can trust. The new farm hand, Jenkyn, is an enigma, and even her loyal maid, Jenette, places her in peril.
How can she repulse the amorous advances of wealthy neighbour Griffith Evans and still protect the man she loves?
Set in the pre-industrial Rhondda Valley, this is a tale of deception, suspicion, treachery and love.