Stepping off the bus from school, and clasping my boyfriend Kyle’s hand, I was unaware that my life was soon to change dramatically, while being distracted by Kyle, I didn’t notice that my stepfather had just driven past.
Within an hour, I would be packing my bags in preparation for a move to a new home and life, living with my uncle Mitchell and his husband Xavier.
A professional woman in a dangerous job, and now she has herself in a very difficult situation and all she could think of doing, was to head for her uncle's home in Lincolnshire, to see if he can help her decide what to do.
Knowing that if she reported to her employers that she is pregnant, she would be forced to terminate her pregnancy, for the good of her job and her country, she asks her Uncle Charles to come up with a better solution, which arrives in the form of distant cousins who are staying with Charles, while on holidays from Western Australia.
This story follows the life of Kipling F Ashburton, who is a 6th generation Western Australian, whose family have worked on the same cattle station since 1896. The story also follows Joshua Alliston, the son of Commander Trenton Blackthorn, who has commanded a number of large research submarines that patrol the world's oceans. After a family dispute, Joshua goes his own direction, having completed university with a degree in Marine Science, and he goes in search of a former Uni classmate, to convince him to join forces to set up a research project in the Indian Ocean.
Life was going great, well I thought it was until one late Autumn afternoon, I received a phone call from my ex-wife, who informed me that our only child, 12-year Jonah Hunter Langston, had run away from home, after being forced to admit that he was gay, to his mother and step-father. It took me a good twenty minutes of arguing over the telephone to get most of the information out of Karen on what had happened, what shocked me the most was that this has happened over a week ago, and she was only just now starting to worry, after presuming that Jonah had gone to stay with friends for a while.
The story of Reeve Harcourt Owen Lawson, better known by his initials as Rhol, an orphan at the tender age of 17 years and in his final year at a Grammar School in Perth Western Australia.
Shortly before his death, his father had purchased and arranged the delivery of a European river ship, and with the assistance of the family lawyer and the house butler, Rhol is able to remain at school and be in the guardianship of the family butler, until he turns 18 in a few months time.
With the dramatic reunion of Sebastian and Lewis now over, and they having settled into their home in the Gascoyne region of WA, Xander settles down to life in Western Australia, attending boarding school, in the Western suburbs and spending weekends at the twins luxury home down the road, on the banks of the Swan River, but it is not long before events take a change of course for Xander.
This is the story of Devon Carlton, a young man, who started attending university studying Engineering, but switched to Architecture, and from there life takes a dramatic twist, firstly with national and international consequences, then to avoid media attention, Devon and his two apartment mates flee to a Pacific Island for a holiday, where they meet the members of the Celtic boy band EQD.
After many years of University and Army training, 21-year-old Struan Kenrick is given two weeks leave before being transferred to a new position in Darwin. On arrival at the airport close to the family properties, Struan learns from his oldest brother, Euan, that their youngest brother Sawney is being ostracised by their grandparents, making him isolated and depressed. Determined to improve the situation for his baby brother, Struan organised for Sawney and him to go on a short holiday, firstly on the Indian Pacific train, and then a stay on Rottnest Island, but things take a dramatic change once on the train.
Coming home from school one day, 17-year-old Matias Madsen is asked to take a seat, as his Mum has some important news...
What he learnt that afternoon, changed his life completely around, and a few days later, he and his mother were on a flight bound for Norway, a very unexpected journey, that would change his life forever.