At twenty-three years old, Stella was the spinster of her village. It was accepted that only a widower or an old man would ever want to marry her.
Her life changed dramatically when the scheming village matchmaker arranged a marriage between Stella and his handsome nephew, Thomas.
Stella’s happiness evaporated abruptly when she found herself at the mercy of the abusive man she was going to marry.
When Thomas leaves his wife and children to follow a desire for freedom and a new life in Australia, Stella must decide if she will stay in the village or do the unthinkable and follow her husband into the unknown.