It's 1817 and Rosie has lived all her life in Parramatta. When Pa's brother and his family arrive from England to join them Rosie is sure she and Cousin Amelia will become best friends. Pa takes Rosie with him and the new arrivals to set up their farm in the bush a day's journey from town. Rosie can't believe her luck. What fun it will be. It is fun...but there is also danger. A raging bushfire threatens to destroy the farm and everyone on it. How will they survive? Will Rosie ever return home to Ma, the little kids and Patch, the puppy?