Betrayed by the woman he adores, deported to Australia for murdering her lover, David Kerrick has lost the will to live - until the lure of the outback claims his soul. Wealthy and beautiful, Alexandra Hammond has every reason to disdain the man who killed her cousin. But Alexandra is a woman with the strength to judge the truth for herself and to forge her own destiny. Together, they will take on the vast outback, burying the bitterness of the past and planting the seeds of a shining future.
Wrested from the primordial Australian wilderness, Tibooburra Station has taken the blood, sweat, and tears of generations of Kerricks and given them a magnificent heritage in return. But now the golden legacy of the outback station is threatened by the disappearance of the young boy who will one day inherit it all.
Patrick Garrity started life unwanted and unloved as the bastard son of a female convict. Barely out of his teens, he worked to make a new life for himself in the limitless back country of New South Wales. There he met Mayrah, the native girl he bought to satisfy his passions and the woman who would change his destiny and that of an entire continent. Divided by competing cultures, they were nevertheless united by their fierce love of the land -- and eventually, each other.
Sprawling and magnificent, the outback is the territory of jackaroos and convicts, kangaroos and koalas. Many a man is captivated by the lure and mystery of the unending wilderness, but few possess the strength and daring to tame the savage land. A brilliant young doctor, Stephen Brendell loves the continent his forebears died trying to conquer, and he vows to use his skills helping settlers survive.
Bold, breathtaking, and beautiful, the Australian outback calls to Lesley Holleck like no other site on the continent. The young firebrand soon realizes, however, that the untamed region could exact a brutal price from all who dare enter it. Disguised as a rowdy jackaroo with a special talent for taming horses, she earns the admiration and respect of the people who help her survive there and forever change her world, including Zachary Cooper, who longs to tame Lesley's wild heart.