Anne Gray is forced to marry for the chance of a better life. Until she learns the truth about her husband and her life is in jeopardy. She flees Devon and escapes to Australia.
James Barratt emigrated from Sussex to Australia to make his fortune. After an unfortunate romance, he vows never to fall in love again.
In Australia, Anne changes her name and, in unusual circumstances, becomes James' wife. But her blossoming romance and future is threatened when her past returns to haunt her and, once again, she is forced to flee. Homeless, Anne struggles to resolve her future until surprising truths are uncovered.