Sixteen-year-old Velana Domingo's world is turned upside down when her childhood sweetheart announces he is leaving the small town of Olhao in Southern Portugal to become a priest in Paris.At the same time, her mother confesses that the man Velana ...
ana has always known as her beloved Papa, is not her true father - Theresa had met the charismatic Scot Ian McKinnon many years before, and kept the secret of their affair ever since . . .
Guided by friend and confidant, Father Silvas, Velana embarks on a brilliant musical career, taking her across Europe, to London (where she meets and falls in love with promoter Hamish McQueen), and finally, on to the remote wilds of Corrish island - Ian McKinnon's home.
But tragedy strikes when Hamish is also revealed as McKinnon's natural son - and their children the product of half-brother and sister. Unable to live with the scandal, Hamish withdraws completely, leaving Velana and the twins stranded, alone in an unfamiliar country, and still unsure how to confront the man who has brought both passion and despair to two generations of Domingo women . . .