Set in 1890 this book is based in Geelong and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and is the first novel in a series of four (completed, more planned!) Abigail is an orphan who belongs to no one and is alone in the world. Being forced to leave the Scottish orphanage which has been the only home she's known on the day of her fifteenth birthday to go into service as a maid, a mysterious box arrives at the orphanage that changes the path of her future. She is thrown into a world that she cannot comprehend nor is prepared for. This sends her on a journey half way around the world to Australia where she is forced to create the life she wants despite societies expectations of her. Abigail has the ability to see golden auras around people who become important to her in someway however has no understanding as to what they mean, only knowing that the people she sees with them become and integral part of her life. She struggles to make a new life in a new country while creating her own family by surrounding herself with people who love her, no one more than her effeminate chef who struggles in a land full of rugged and tough men in a sometimes harsh land where differences are not accepted. It is revealed to her through an unlikely source that the auras she sees around certain people mean that she knew and loved them in a past life, although Abigail has no memory of ever living before. It is up to her to work out the true meaning of the golden glow and how it has and will impact on her life. Abigail experiences great love, tragedy, triumph and despair, experiencing world events that still impact on us today! One event will change the path of her life forever which she could never have imagined despite the strange things that occur to her throughout her life. Watch the changes from 1890 through to the swinging sixties decade by decade as Abigail finds her way in a life that is completely unexpected. Researched and historically accurate.