Set in the most exquisite place in north Queensland, the author writes with such painstaking detail of the community life that's hard but rewarding in remote bushland areas of Australia. Most of the characters are true to live survivors and prefer little interference from city folk but tolerating tourists. The pace of the story unfortunately mirrors the setting in the bush it's slow at times and romance is merely brushed on when it comes to Emma and Jeremy, whose connection is tainted by Emma's very judgemental attitude, after they ended badly 6 years previously. There is quite a bit of excitement in the topics as all is not what it seems and this comes to a head 3/4's way through the book. The draw of this series is the very unique Australian bush which is one of the oldest rainforests in the world.