American John Berg purchases a farm on Long Valley Road in rural New Zealand and emigrates with the change affecting all his family. His daughters learn to fit into a new country, Fiona discovers she is not just a mother-in-law and the lonely widower falls in love with Kylena, a local schoolteacher.
Kylena's estranged husband arrives in the valley and attacks her. Also problems back in New York State affect John's family. He has to return to defend a lawsuit by his brother who contests his inheritance and right to purchase the farm in New Zealand. The outcome will affect them all.
The inhabitants of Long Valley Road have their lives changed forever by the events happening around them. This fast paced novel combines human emotions of love, empathy, revenge and greed with the sheer force of Mother Nature. Is love strong enough to surmount the problems about to descend upon them all?