1879: Shipwrecked off the west coast of Australia, Louisa Reynolds is aided by an aboriginal girl and a kindly doctor, eventually making a fresh start in the town of Albany. Unexpected new friendships with two men, old gentleman George and dashing Connor, give her joy - but when she accepts an invitation to stay at George's sheep station, the locals are scandalised by a single woman in the company of men. Louisa's growing feelings for Connor are shattered by a revelation - and it is gentle George who she suddenly marries. Only, settling into station life comes with its own problems, financial and otherwise. Confronted by a devastating fire and a gang of bushrangers, Louisa feels as though her world is spinning out of control. Can she save the sheep station? And how long can she deny the love she feels for Connor?