Jacqui Bouchard is the smart, softly-spoken owner of Red Coast Books. While she has made a happy life for herself since moving to Broome, she's never told her friends there why she divorced her husband, nor why she made the heartbreaking decision to return home to Australia, leaving her son behind in France. Jean-Luc's yearly visits to the Kimberley are her happiest periods, matched only by her sadness each time their annual reunions end.
Jacqui's tranquil existence is about to be disrupted. A charming filmmaker's flattering attention reminds her that it might be time to put the past behind her. A childhood acquaintance who appears in Broome irritates her just as much as he did when they were young. And the community she has come to love threatens to tear itself apart when a proposed mining development forces people to take sides.
Jacqui is faced with difficult choices on all fronts. She wants to do the right thing, but how can she know what the right thing is?