What a beautifully written story, describing rural life and times in pre-WWII New Zealand on a rugged part of the North Island. I was touched by the letters between sisters Alice and Maud. It was a gentle, yet satisfying read, and I look forward to the next in the series.
Susan - Goodreads Reviewer

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 …

From the bestselling author of the Tullagulla series comes another poignant tale of women beating the odds in rural Australasia.