It is a cold and misty morning as passengers board a ship heading for Australia with hopes of making a new life in the new settlement on the other side of the world. As nine-year-old Abigale Sherman joins her family on the ship, she has no idea of what lies ahead.
Aft er she makes new friends who soon begin teasing her, Abigale begins exploring the ship—a decision that leads her straight to a political prisoner caged inside a crate. After she sets him free without realizing he intends to unleash an evil plan, Abigale is thrust in the midst of a tragedy that causes her life to take an entirely new turn. As she is led to Australia and to a life she never imagined with a new family, Abigale must somehow summon the inner-strength to overcome her challenges, shun bad influences, and find lasting love despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
In this historical tale, a young girl immigrates to Australia during the 1850s where she attempts to begin a new chapter while battling criminals, poverty, and herself.