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Far from home and family, and with the threat of war looming. How can the promise of happiness ever be fulfilled?

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Far from home and family, and with the threat of war looming. How can the promise of happiness ever be fulfilled?

In 1930s New Zealand, stability and contentment are hard won, especially for a young wife and mother. When Alice Simpson agrees to move to a sheep farm on a windswept peninsula with her husband and children, the lack of a house, electricity, and a decent road weren’t quite what she expected.

As she struggles to adapt to the hardships and isolation, Alice relies on the exchange of letters with her sister to raise her spirits. While the beauty of her surroundings seeps into her soul, she encounters an intriguing assortment of animals and characters who bring colour to her days.

But just as a sense of contentment creeps into her life, calamity strikes and long kept secrets begin to unravel …