Book 1 – The Wideawake Hat
In 1849 Sophia and George leave Scotland and travel to New Zealand to begin a new life. Tragedy strikes and Sophia is left to cope alone with a young baby. James Mackenzie comes to her rescue and they begin a life together in the high country basin surrounded by snow capped mountains. They name their new home ‘Applecross’ and, along with their neighbours and friends, they settle into a new community and prosper as sheep farmers.
Book 2 – Shepherd’s Delight continues our tale of the settlers at Applecross also taking us beyond the basin to India, Scotland and Australia. Someone is trying to track James down, but is it good news or bad?
Book 3 – ‘Guy Pender’. If you have read Shepherd’s Delight you will have met Guy Pender. Dashingly handsome, he’s a real favourite with the Applecross families. It is Guy who took the famous photograph of Friday. He has his own story to tell too, and in Book 3 we are transported to Switzerland in 1867 where Guy falls in love with Amelie and vows to bring her back to Applecross. – To be published in Winter 2020.
Book 4 – ‘The Cedar Trees’ sees the young people of Applecross growing up and flying the nest. Coming in late 2020.
Book 5 onwards – more stories from Applecross Station.