When Kate McLaren leaves Sydney for Baroonya station in Australia’s sheep country after a vicious attack, she is aware that the nearness of Rob Sumner, the man she has loved for more than a year, will be both agonising and wonderful. She has no reason to hope for more than friendship.
With her welcome to Baroonya comes the news that tragedy has robbed station overseer Colin Waters and his wife Anna of their baby girl. The young mother, who lost most of her family in brutal wartime conditions, is not able to accept her daughter’s death. There are far-reaching and devastating consequences and as a friend of the couple, Kate supports Anna in her journey back to life in a Sydney clinic and the challenge ahead.