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By Helen M. Macpherson

Sister Katherine Flynn is an Irish nun, despatched by way of her order to paintings within the Australian outback. Katherine is a prideful girl who initially joined her order to flee the disgrace of being left on the altar. She had stumbled on herself getting married in basic terms simply because society dictated it for a tender lady her age, and she or he was once now not precisely heartbroken while it did not happen. but, her mom couldn't be consoled and talked of not anything other than the shame that she had dropped at the Flynn identify. So, she unearths nice reduction in escaping the chilly Victorian eire of 1872. Upon her arrival within the outback, she is thrust into the aftermath of a awful windstorm that has devastated town, leaving demise and affliction in its wake. She starts her paintings of tending to the fewer lucky households of the district and reveals nice pleasure in instructing the youngsters.

Catriona Pelham is a member of the kind of prosperous farming gentry in the district. Her courting with the hardworking townspeople and its farmers is one among actual and mutual recognize. The town's filthy rich, even though, have ostracized her as a result of her unorthodox methods and refusal to comply to society's expectancies of a lady of the 1870's. Catriona reveals convenience within the friendship of the townspeople and farmers, yet at evening she pines for the sweetheart she misplaced in the past -her governess, Adele Cooper.

As a bond among Katherine and Catriona develops, Catriona unearths herself in need of greater than friendship from the Irishwoman. even if, she fears pursuing her emotions lest they now not be reciprocated. And so the adventure starts for those strong-willed girls. For Katherine it's a trip of self-discovery and of what lifestyles holds outdoors the cloistered partitions of the convent. For Catriona it's bittersweet, as emotions she has saved hidden for years resurface in her turning out to be curiosity in Katherine.

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