When Lucy Francis arrives at Charlotte's Creek, she finds a family in crisis. To make matters worse, the four children she's been charged with educating are dismally behind in their schooling. The only person who seems to be keeping Charlotte's Creek afloat is the family's gruff stockman, Ted. But even he seems to have his own issues. As the family divisions at the ranch prove insurmountable, can Lucy help the family face their problems and save Charlotte’s Creek?
Alice Wilson is happy to be returning home to Redstone Station after two years at agricultural college, having graduated with flying colours. Her grandfather, Sam, now sees Alice as the key to taking Redstone Station into a successful future. Alice is determined to justify her grandfather's faith in her. But will the arrival of stockman Jeremy, a good-looking larrikin with a bad-boy reputation, throw her - and the path of Redstone Station - off track?