When Ivy steps over the cattle grid, reality hits. Capricorn Station is vast, desolate and Central to Nowhere. But Ivy has come too far to back out. She’s left her past behind her and is desperate to make this work.
Stockman Adam O'Rourke is equally determined she's going home ASAP. This girl is not the jillaroo he was expecting to help on his station over the summer. She can't even handle a horse.
It isn't long before Ivy realises that there's more between her and Adam than the job. But Ivy has only one summer on Capricorn Station. One season that's passing way too fast.
And when Adam's past blows in unexpectedly, Ivy understands too late that falling for him is bringing back everything she is running from.
It is 1822. The colony bells of Newcastle chime for a wedding but Emma Colchester is uneasy.
Her cousin is nowhere to be found. Fingers of blame are pointed too close to home and Emma's future with Tobias in threatens to unravel.
The walls of a homestead standing by The Hunter River hold the clue, and Emma risks everything in finding out the truth.
A young woman chained to an unavoidable betrothal, and a young man in convicts' shackles. It's 1821, and the penal colony of Newcastle awaits them..
At the close of 1821, the penal colony of Newcastle looks to be every bit as black as it's painted. Emma Colchester charters a ride to Australia with a promise of marriage to a man she has never met. But appearances aren't always what they seem. and with an unavoidable betrothal. Emma learns that shackles are not always forged from chains.
Tobias Freeman longs for redemption and hope. After a rough journey to New South Wales, Tobias learns the rations, the regulations, and the reprisal of being a convict in Australia. But when Emma and Tobias meet the unexpected happens. Neither of them expect the repercussions.
When hatred opens the homestead gates, will you fear the fall, or find courage to fly?
A heritage listed home in the Riverina is up for grabs and Isabella's Mum falls hopelessly in love. Isabella feels the pinch of new shoes in another school and feels she is the only one in town who's being stepped upon. Yet it seems the new immigrant family who come to pick oranges at the orchard become a target for intolerance too. But when her brother Abel takes leave form the Army barracks to disappear without a trace, the family's tree-change plummets them into their worst fear. As the hours march irrevocably on, hope is the only weapon they posses, as each of them learn that a hero is made, not born.