A new life under the vast Australian sky 1923. Since Norah's husband was killed in the Great War and she has struggled to provide a home for her daughter. When her father dies her situation becomes even more precarious. Andrew Boyd survived the horrors of the Great War only for his wife to die of influenza shortly after his return. He determines to emigrate and make a new life for his two sons. The Australian government is giving ex-servicemen a farm. But to join the group settlement scheme, Andrew must find a wife. A marriage of convenience suddenly becomes a very real solution to Norah and Andrew's problems. But nothing can prepare them though for the realities of settling in Western Australia. They are not just building a marriage and a family but also a new way of life in one of the wildest countries on earth.
First published in 2008, this edition 2009