Fleeing her life in Sydney, Rebecca Dalton heads home to live with her father on their family ranch in the Australian outback. When she arrives, however, she discovers her father has died. Despite his death, and the shattering grief she feels, Rebecca stubbornly decides to run her family's farm on her own. She is advised that it's not safe for her to stay out in the wild country alone and that marriage is the only logical choice for her future.
Rebecca disagrees and remains determined to manage her sheep station independently and without the complications of romance. However, she soon finds her resolve challenged when a young foreman captivates her heart and threatens to break it with the painful secret that he carries.