Rosie lives with her extended family and friends in the Zambezi valley. When the evil Mr Umani and his men decide to take the valley for themselves they commit a terrible act which leaves Rosie alone. Sam has grown up in England but is returning to Africa with a new name to live with his grandfather, a special holy man who has magical connections to the plants and animals around him. The very spirit of nature lives in the valley and makes its presence known to Rosie, imbuing her with magical powers. When the evil Mr Umani arrives to take charge of 'his' valley, little does he realise that the schemes of man are as nothing beside the power of nature's goodness. Between them Sam, his grandfather, and Rosie and her friends must teach him a lesson which they hope will change his bloodthirsty ways.
The author lives in Harare, Zimbabwe and is blessed with three children in their thirties and forties, and four grandchildren. Two of her children were born in Zimbabwe and Christopher in London. Janet calls Zimbabwe home and it was and is far removed from England where she was born in Halifax in Yorkshire. Her parents came to Northern Rhodesia (Now Zambia) in the mid-fifties and later made their home in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Janet became involved in conservation in the 90's and during the horrendous drought in Zimbabwe and when conservationists were desperate to translocate herds of elephant. Janet was asked to assist with fund raising and thus began her involvement with these gentle giants. It is a world far removed from her city and towns and England, but it has been her life's dream to pass on to the young ones, some of whom have never seen an elephant, the reality of our wildlife and to make what is real, magic. The author wanted to show them a little of what she has learned. The people are wonderful and despite all, they have survived sometimes only with a prayer for tomorrow.