With wonderful grandparents, an auntie and uncle she adores, and her beloved dog Bran, nine year old Holly is completely happy with her life on a sheep farm in the Highlands of Scotland, that is, until she discovers that she has a father she has never met. Holly is deeply intrigued with the idea, and finds herself longing to meet him. As time goes by she tries to find out more about him, but despite all her questions nobody will tell her anything. Holly begins to fear that there must be a terrible secret surrounding her father because no one wants to talk about him, but her need to know the truth compels her to continue searching for information. Eventually she makes a surprising discovery, and life changes dramatically for her. How will Holly deal with the extraordinary discovery, and will she finally learn the truth she has for so long wanted to know about the mystery surrounding her father?