A girl who won't conform. A journey across 18th century Europe. A dangerous pursuit of forbidden love.
1742, Constantinople. Fifteen-year-old Isabella dons Turkish dress to pose for her portrait. The touch of the artist's apprentice freeing her from corsets and draping her in sensuous silk unleashes a passion that changes her life forever.
Fleeing to Rome to avoid an arranged marriage, Isabella rebuilds her life creating beautiful silver jewellery but love for the apprentice takes her on another journey. She arrives in Scotland just in time for the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
In the midst of the dangerous intrigue of Bonnie Prince Charlie's court, will the forbidden nature of her secret love see her lose everything?