Jo moves to her late uncle's country cottage after her long term boyfriend dumps her for a younger woman. Rose Cottage is picturesque and surrounded by beautiful hills and Jo plans to start her own business working from her new home; a whole new life. The cottage has a strange effect on her though, and without her noticing it herself, she begins to change, because there's something about Rose Cottage, something not quite right.
Laura Prescott is a city girl. She lives in Melbourne and enjoys the life of a single girl in 1970, with no intention of marrying any time soon, if at all. She has no desire to live the life she sees her mother has, with a house full of children. Things change suddenly after she loses her job and she finds herself faced with very different choices. She finds a new life in the outback, with a new kind of love and a new kind of pain.