From the book jacket: In Smouldering Fire, we find a rare combination of love, mystery and humor. It has always been one of the author's favorites.
It involves a Scottish landowner that leases his land to a hunting syndicate and remains there as a worker on the loch when the hunting party takes over his house and coverts. He meets a guest and her young son, who know him only as the boatmender. MacAslan has seen the woman before in Edinburgh and lost his heart to her on the spot. Now she knows him only as a worker on the estate.
He discovers that she is escaping from her brutal husband and is hiding until her divorce can be finalized. Unfortunately her husband finds her and demands that she come back to him. Iain tries to find a way to help Linda resolve her situation. Then to the puzzlement of them both, her husband disappears.
Iain MacAslan and his family are also found in The Marriage of Katherine and The House of the Deer.