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The McQueen's are the town's founding family, and Ruth McQueen is their current matriarch. She's a dangerous woman to cross, as Sarah Dempsey found out sixteen years ago. Pregnant and desperately in love with Ruth's adored grandson Kyall, Sarah stood up to Ruth - and was banished from the town. Now, all these years later, Sarah's a doctor, successful and highly regarded, but she's never forgotten Kyall or their baby. A baby Kyall didn't even know about. A baby girl who died shortly after birth ... or did she? - from back cover (Chatswood, 2003)