After convincing her father to allow her to attend a women's teacher training college, her life makes a sudden dramatic turn. The plight of seven motherless children and her desire to experience a foreign land, convince her to sail to New Zealand. Once there she will marry a widower: Mr Theodore Brennan, of Tautuku Bay in the Catlins.
But when she steps onto the wharf at Port Chalmers, she finds more than she bargained for ...
And so my new novel begins.