Feeling she needs a change of scenery, librarian and genealogist, Asha West leaves her job and a failed relationship behind to return to her home in Brisbane. With her new library position not due to start for a couple of months Asha plans to take a well-earned break and spend some time with her family.
Her plans go awry almost immediately when she is contacted by Vivienne Chaseley, the matriarch of one of the city's pioneering families. The elderly woman has seen a book Asha prepared for a friend's family reunion and she wants Asha to do something similar about her own family. Unable to resist the project, Asha soon finds herself moving into the Chaseley's historic home.
Soon research isn't the only thing on Asha's mind when she meets another visitor at the house - the cool and attractive Peri Moyland. What would it take to melt Peri's cool exterior? Any involvement on Asha's part would be simply asking for trouble and heartache...wouldn't it?