William Hennessey has been accused of rape and is now a fugitive.
He may have killed the brother of the girl who has accused him, but her father is still alive and is unlikely to forgive the rape of his daughter and the murder of his son. His only choice is to change his identity and leave his home. Once he arrives in New Zealand, William must set about making a new life for himself in a new world. All he has is his work ethic, the promise of gold, and the hope that he will one day be good enough for Mere, the only woman he has ever had to work for.
Mere McGregor, who is half-Maori and half-Scottish, has never quite fit in. She watches in horror as her world changes around her. She is quiet, but observant as she watches through her beguiling gray eyes. William represents everything she resists. To her, he is entitled and spoiled, but he is also intriguing and tenacious in his pursuit of her. Will William and Mere be able to forge a love as they deal with personal disappointments and constant setbacks?
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