“…a page-turner. It captures the times very effectively. I was back in the 1960s in a remote North Island setting.” – Jenny Haworth (The Undone Years, Hobson’s Choice, New Zealand Then and Now)



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It’s 1966 and the young ones are railing against the stifling, hypocritical values of the times. With two years teacher training under her belt, Ellen Rose McTavish is sent to Ngarimu Valley School as a Probationary Assistant. In the isolated farming community, her vulnerability draws in a strong support network, but not everyone is supportive … Continue reading Synopsis

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