'England and Parramatta from 1814. Katy is in mourning after her husband dies in a shooting accident. Barely coping, she awaits the birth of their child. If it's a girl, she must hand the family home over to her husband's brother. The day after giving birth to a daughter, she is literally left on the side of a road with a newborn child. She collapses and is found by her distant cousin, whom she thought had died in a fire ten years before. Perry, badly scarred himself, nurses her back to health. They marry and move in with her widowed friend, Mary. After some years, she walks in on her husband and friend in each other's arms. Now living in a love triangle, and she flees. Grasping the only straw available, she intentionally gets arrested so that she can be sent to a colony far away. By doing this her marriage can be annulled. What happens in the Colony is not what she expects. Governor Macquarie comes to her rescue. The colony changes not only her life but the lives of many. But what of Perry and her children?'