Hamish, a successful artist whose personal tragedies have left him broken and exhausted, is tired of London and life. He is searching for a new home in the south of England, believing that if he can find the perfect place to live in a countryside location it will give him the boost he needs to get his life back on track. His quest leads him to a forgotten corner of Kent and White Briars, where he stumbles upon a delightful Gothic cottage in a run-down but idyllic garden setting. Moving into the cottage he begins restoring the garden but discovers that it holds more than he anticipated – it is home to Liana, an immortal flower sylph whose prolonged grief makes his loss pale into insignificance.
Liana has slept many years away in an attempt to hide from the repeated anguish of losing all those she loves but her absence has left a vacuum. In reawakening Liana the garden’s guardian inadvertently quickens another malevolent spirit, previously banished who plans to wrest power over the garden.
Liana and Hamish must find a way to help one another heal –and by doing so, start a process that will allow the garden to recover its former harmony and balance.