The life story of Roanne, her childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Lost his parents very early, Roanne could not find someone who would love her just as much. She loses her home, though living in it (as a hanger). The only person who treats her well and whom she loves, Webb does not see her as a woman. She’s just his friend, and he is in love with her older cousin.
But time puts everything in its place. Many tragedies have to worry about Roanne. But in the end she triumphs over herself and her destiny.
The book is touching and tender and yet cruel. It is written as action-Packed novel, but first and foremost is the story of people living under the same roof of the ancestral mansion Davenant.