Young widow Jan Hardy is a successful racehorse trainer, an independent, determined woman working alone in a predominantly male world. After the death of her husband, her priority has been to provide for her two young children. But the world of horseracing is often rife with treachery and corruption.
Betrayed by a family of owners, Jan finds herself in a desperate situation. And so when Gary West, an Australian billionaire, asks her to find and train eight premium National Hunt horses - it seems too good to be true. But just as things are looking up for Jan, Gary's massive, multi-faceted business empire is running into trouble, and he is becoming increasingly elusive.
In the midst of this compelling tale is the story of a woman's yearning for emotional support and a chance to secure stability for her family. Eddie Sullivan, it seems, might be the man she needs, but he too has a past to deal with and Jan must face perhaps the most painful dilemma of her life . . .