Tiggie Thompson is savouring a new taste in her life - success. Against all odds, she has won the coveted role of Eliza in a nineteenth-century television drama. Life seems so secure. But before the cameras even begin to roll, Tiggie becomes embroiled in her own family drama. Most disturbing of all are e-mails from an unknown half-brother in Australia, with unpleasant news about Tiggie's parents. But Eliza, the aristocratic young English woman who escapes abuse by way of steerage passage to New Zealand, has edged her way into Tiggie's waking thoughts. Their two stories, 150 years apart, are about to collide. In the second novel featuring feisty Antigone Thompson, Tessa Duder shows a young woman caught up with the conflicting demands of family, friends and career and a growing awareness of the need to be true to herself.