Author(s): Gracie Stathers
Set between 1840 and 2040. Four families from different parts of Europe, travel to the 'ends of the earth' and met up in the beautiful settlement of Akaroa South Island New Zealand. A story of love and betrayal and the desire to overcome no matter what comes their way. The age of steam is when the long journey begins in a time of great poverty. The families are forced by circumstances beyond their control to travel to the other side of the world, leaving behind family members, friends, and their beloved homeland. The journey takes us to the 1900s, when Hannah and Richard marry, bringing the four families together as one and leading the way into the 21st century when sailing ships and steam trains give way to the age of cyber technology.