Nothing -- and no one -- could dash her hopes. Madeline set off eagerly to claim her Australian inheritance. Once there, her spirits sank: her new home was nothing more than a derelict outback station. But she wanted that land. Otherwise her forceful neighbor, Steve Darley, would snap it up. And Madeline aimed to stop him. Yet she couldn't fight the array of bewildering emotions this man aroused in her -- nor the growing love she felt for him.