Prue King is nineteen and lives on Karinya Station, one of seven girls. She and her friend Sally decide to go on the adventure of a live time—a road trip, right around Australia. Neither Prue nor Sally is in any hurry to settle down, unlike some girls their age. They want to see the country and prove their independence. When they meet brothers Dan and Steve on the Sunshine Coast Prue is stunned by her feelings for him, but her plans remain the same. She and Sally are determined to get to Perth where they will live for at least a few months and decide what their futures hold. When the girls leave the brothers behind though, a horrifying experience will change their plans and their lives, perhaps forever.
The Road to Karinya also tells the story of Ellie, Prue's mother. Ellie is a beautiful young woman living in wartime Adelaide when she meets Keith. It's love at first sight for her, but she's not sure how Keith feels, even after they marry. Karinya Station is his first love and Ellie will have to leave her family and her life in the city and contend with the loneliness of the outback. Ellie's story begins in 1941 while Prue's is set in the 70s.
The Road to Karinya is Book 2 of the Red Dust Series but is a stand alone novel, as is Book 1, Stony Creek.