Meara isn't thinking about Death when she kisses her mother good-bye, but hours later she is as her fingers slide into the back of Mother's shattered skull. Meara thinks her world has ended. She has no idea...Ebullient and feisty, Meara MacDonald lives an idyllic life on the mist-enfolded Isle of Skye, dreaming of the day she will wed her heart, the gallant Duncan MacLeod. Fate, however, has other plans and when Aunt Deirdre and Uncle Sloan arrive, Meara's family is taken, one-by-one, for reasons she discovers are both personal and nefarious. Unable to rein in her spirit or her tongue, Meara falls prey to an intricate web of lies and deception and finds herself catapulted from Scotland to a household steeped in mystery in Nova Scotia. Guided by her strength of will, she will fight her way back to the remains of her family; her heart and soul. 'A Thistle in the Mist' is a powerful story of deception and faith and the healing power of love.