Born on the rugged Dargo High Plains and raised by her cattleman father, Emily Flanaghan is now locked in an unhappy marriage in the suburbs. She misses the high country with a fierce ache, and to make matters worse, her heritage is under threat. A government bill to evict the mountain cattlemen is about to be passed, and the Flanaghans could be banned from the mountains their family has looked after for generations.
When a terrible accident brings Emily to the brink of death, she realises she must return to the high country to seek a way forward in life. What she doesn’t expect is to find herself falling in love with a man who represents the traditional opposition of the cattlemen - new parks ranger Luke Bradshaw. But just as she sees that the land and Luke are the keys to regaining her life, Emily faces losing them both in the greatest challenge of all.