"Fiona Kidman, a poet, is a beautiful writer." --The Times
In 1952, war widow Irene takes her young daughter to start a new life in New Zealand's tobacco fields. But tragedy forces her into the arms of Jock, whose actions will haunt the lives of the couple's future children--though strong-willed Belinda will carve her own path through a changing world and seize a second chance. Dame Fiona Kidman OBE has published over thirty books, including novels, poetry, nonfiction, and a play. She is one of the most highly acclaimed writers in New Zealand.