When her life collapses, Robbie trades a big sky for a bigger horizon.
In the small community of Farrow, Robbie is seen as the perfect daughter, wife and mother: conscientious, dependable, and devoted to her family. But when her marriage falls apart after her husband Brian has an affair with a girl barely out of her teens, she makes a choice that will change the course of her life in a way she could never have imagined.
She decides to become a teacher, a dream she abandoned for the sake of her marriage. And to finish her studies, she must entrust her beloved daughter Allie to the care of Brian and her own mother Elaine. Only Elaine knows the real reason Robbie divorced Brian. To the rest of the townspeople she has become a scarlet woman—deserting her husband and daughter in order to selfishly pursue her career.
Finding her feet as a student in Sydney is a daunting task for country born-and-bred Robbie. And the very last thing she expects is to fall for her young, drop-dead gorgeous neighbour Nick. For Robbie is in Sydney on borrowed time and is convinced there an be no place for a new man in her life once she returns home ...