'Keara Michaels doesn’t want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, where she works for the Mullanes, then later across the sea to Australia. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.
'Mark Gibson left Lancashire to avoid marriage, but found gold-prospecting in Australia a dangerous pursuit. When he settles in a country town, his gentle young wife dies in childbirth and his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.
'But danger threatens them all, even Keara’s sisters in Ireland. Theo is eventually free to come looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.