When Shirley's uncle leaves her a house in his will, she flies in from London. Port Bruce is a remote town in Far North Queensland, and everything is strange to a city girl from England.
The biggest surprise is just how friendly the people are. Everyone is pleased to see her, and ready to help her settle in. Marilyn the country Australian, Tom Bombadil from the bush, Lulu the Thai lady running the cafe, all make her welcome.
Not everyone is friendly, of course, and Shirley gets into trouble with the leader of a local bikie gang. It will take luck and lots of help from her new friends to keep her safe.