From an author hailed for her “great characters”—a brave young woman finds love and adventure in the harsh frontier of nineteenth century Australia (Jo Lambert).
After a scandal drove them from their native England, the Noble family have traveled to the other side of the world to start a new life in the Australian colonies. And young Pippa Noble is determined to reclaim their honor by turning her father’s hopes for an outback farm into a reality. But her ambition is frowned upon by a society that believes a woman should know her place.
Pippa learns some hard lessons about the unforgiving bush country, sometimes with devastating consequences. When an unfortunate circumstance leaves her tending the farm alone, she is pleasantly surprised to find a helping hand—and a caring heart—in Gil Ashford, the ruggedly handsome owner of the neighboring estate.
But her family’s past comes to haunt her in the form of an unexpected visitor from England, putting everything Pippa has worked for in jeopardy. And she must decide what is worth fighting for—the land she loves, or the man she loves more . . .