'It's 1850 . . . and Nellie is returning to Adelaide after searching for the Thompson family at the Burra. She's keen to get back to her best friend, Mary, who is ill in hospital. But she is in for a terrible shock . . . Even Nellie begins to feel that all is lost and that she might never achieve her dreams. Will her spirit be crushed, or can she turn her fate around?
'Follow Nellie on her adventure in the final of four stories about an Irish girls with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.' (Publisher's blurb)