After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland. He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone, where he hopes to learn to be a farmer. But he soon learns that picking up farming isn’t an easy task, and is made even more complicated by the unexpected ups and down of rural village life. Sheep-stealing crooks, village gossip, love-struck teenage runaways, and a brunette bombshell all disturb the peaceful solitude James had willingly signed up for. And of course there’s Rhoda Ware, the woman he left behind...Could she be the key to James’ happiness?