Disillusioned by materialistic society and disappointed in love, Lucy Morgen escapes from her life in South Africa and builds a new one on beautiful St Helena Island, a unique and remote place in the Atlantic, only accessible by sea.
Yet, two shadows from her past are heading her way.
From a dark corner of the financial world, Predvest Limited launches an aggressive takeover bid against the Morgen Group, the family business founded by Lucy's grandfather. Employees fear for their jobs and pensions, and economic hardship threatens communities where Morgen operates.
Morgen shareholders take sides, leaving Lucy holding the casting votes but refusing to become involved.
Representatives of both companies are sailing to St Helena to persuade her, and they are not men who Lucy can ignore. Predvest has sent James Bold, an old admirer whom she once thought of marrying. In contrast, Morgen sends Neil Harrier; the only man she ever really loved.
When hearts and business end up mixing, which will come out on top?