After years of dominating Australia's wine industry, Jock Witney dies, leaving his family's business in a shambles. Despite offer worth hundreds of millions for the company, the family is split and unable to agree on the future of Jacaranda Vines. Exhausted after years of Jock's violent temper and exacting ways, it would be a relief to sell Jacaranda to the highest bidder, but Cordelia, Jock's long estranged widow, insists on keeping the winery together.
In need of an ally, Cordelia takes her granddaughter on a trip through the harsh Australian outback, sharing with Sophie tales of hardship and secrets from the past. She begins her story with Rose, a young girl running from her native England in hopes of finding a new life in the wild unknown of Australia.
From Sussex Downs in the 1830s to modern day Australia, Tamara McKinley's breathtaking new novel traces the lives of several generations of one unforgettable family.