Global box office sensation Ruby Locke is a long way from her Yorkshire roots. Together with her fiancé, movie heartthrob Tyler Harrison, they are Hollywood’s new glitterati. Overnight, however, Ruby’s life implodes when her social media accounts are hacked with a multitude of vile posts, turning her into an international pariah. Even Tyler breaks off their engagement. Confused and heartbroken, Ruby escapes to the beautiful island of Sicily to avoid the media scrutiny and clear her name.
After three wonderful years of marriage, librarian Juliette Fairhurst’s heart is shattered when her husband, Laurie, is taken from her much too soon. Devasted, Juliette decides to take a sabbatical and reconnect with her mother’s birthplace, the village of Glentorrin on the picturesque Isle of Skye. Welcomed by most of the villagers, Juliette throws herself into an idyllic community life, taking on the role of temporary summer guardian at The Lifeboat House Museum: a role that offers her the perfect escape from the tragedy of her real life.
Nick Dacre epitomizes rock stardom. Women, booze, and luxury are handed to him on a daily basis and life is great. Until another alcohol-fueled sexual encounter forces him to realize that, in spite of his many achievements, his life and the relationships therein have no real meaning. Now feeling trapped in a life he is expected to continue leading, a terrifying event forces him to reevaluate his future.