Lady Rose and Mr. Stuart by John Legget Jones
According to legend, God gave the Scots the task of making whisky so man could face his problems with a smile. They take this heavenly responsibility seriously and are fiercely proud of what they make. To the Scots, only they make real whisky and real whisky has no "e."
The best whisky maker in Scotland is Colin Stuart. When an opportunity arises to become master distiller at a failing American whiskey company, Colin takes it, leaving his life in Scotland behind.
On the voyage to America, Colin meets Lady Rose Cavendish, a Baroness, business woman, widow, and mother to nine-year-old Mia. He welcomes her company and friendship, but knows he can never have a woman of her high class. As the ship travels to America, their friendship develops into a romance.
But forces are at work to prevent Lady Rose and Colin from pursuing a life together. Rose's lady's maid Edith can't stand the thought of a commoner-a Scotsman, no less-marrying the esteemed lady of the house. The odds are against Rose and Colin, she a member of high society and he a Scottish commoner. Whether their romance lasts will prove to be a test of endurance and fate.