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Marguerite finds an ally in Henri’s family, though their stay is brief. Henri, Louis and her set off for Nice to stay at the villa, in the hope that they have seen the last of Alex and Rachelle, though Henri’s stay is short lived and he returns home. Life is simple, yet complicated with Louis continually going out at night and sometimes never returning until morning.
He asks Marguerite to marry him, to make the scam legal to which she consents, finding the wedding night something different to what she had ever imagined. His health failing, Louis continues with his nocturnal liaisons, unheeding of Marguerite’s pleas to stop and rest. The sudden appearance of Alex throws their lives into disarray again and Louis sends Marguerite back to Henri’s telling her he will join her as soon as possible. Henri rides back to Nice to warn Alex off and bring Louis back but is met with a macabre discovery.
Henri offers Marguerite an ultimatum with everything she could ever want, but his mother warns her, the son is like the father and she must decide what course she must set. Henri’s diplomatic postings keep him busy and at times absent from the home, but as the years move on and the children grow, Marguerite accompanies him, first to the Americas, then China and a return to Saigon. Here the past catches up with Marguerite, but with a surprising twist, leaving Henri to believe his wife is beyond reproach, and their lives are entwined, as one.
Life deals a cruel blow to Sera. Her family gone, homeless and near penniless she makes her way to Sydney Town toward the turn of the nineteenth century, taking work where she can, only to find with youth and good looks, the prospects of meaningful work are not always what they seem, and she soon becomes installed with one of the more affluent procurers of the town. After a gentle initiation, she is seduced by the allure and excitement of the profession, where she learns not everything is to her liking, but her dream of wealth and title push her on.
But as before, as everything is looking good, disaster strikes, and she is forced to flee seeking refuge in the settlement of Brisbane, originally settled by convicts. Though her safety seems assured, she is still wary and when the opportunity arises to travel further she takes it, making her way to the Portuguese settlement of Macau. There, though safe, nothing changes and she is forced back into work, but with promises of wealth and position, she leaves and goes with a plantation owner to his property in Vietnam, under colonization by the French. Again, disaster!
Within a year she is again fleeing, but this time with the help of the authorities, and the willingness of an official, Jules, who sees her on board a ship bound for France.
On board, she meets a young aristocrat, Louis, who she becomes fond of, and the journey looks to become one of romance and love until his friends intrude and divulge the truth. France cannot come quickly enough, and once there, do they have any hope of leading a normal life, or will they forever be in the clutches of his friends, the sadistic Alex and Rachelle?
Love or infatuation? Who will ever know? Not the boys of Rock Hard, the aspiring number one rock group in the Australian music scene, wanting to make it big overseas in the American market. Their lead singer Eddy, adored by his fans, fronts the group on their meteoric rise, only to be besotted by a singer in a visiting American Girl group.
When the group returns home, he becomes depressed, missing her greatly. News of a brief promotional tour of the American West Coast brings some relief, but in more ways makes life difficult for Eddy and those around him. With commitments back home, Eddy becomes impatient to return to America, feeling the time and mood are right, but that everyone is against him. Withholding tragic news has a dire affect, expediting a brilliant and commanding performance in his final public appearance.
The mystery that surrounds the sex, drugs and rock and roll is slowly unraveled through Reggie, rhythm and lead guitarist and co-song writer, journalist Johnny Carson, and an unexpected visitor, Jacqii Burnett, the cause of so many problems for Eddy and the group at their inception. However, will the truth about another Rock Idol, ever be fully known?
Janine, the wife of Jason, a retired builder, organizes a boys weekend with his old surfing mates, who he hasn’t seen for years due to an argument which broke the group apart. But now with Jason’s life coming to a premature end, she hopes with the aid of her ex-lover she can fulfill his long-time dream to relive his youth.
The scene is set for a wild weekend of drinking and surfing on a deserted beach with the greatest of waves. With a hired woody, Malibu boards and camping gear, they set out for the weekend of their lives, surfing, drinking and telling yarns. All goes well until some unexpected visitors arrive to complicate their weekend.
Karen and her girls arrive, to soak up the sun, causing a frenzy amongst the boys and a pairing off, which sees the weekend become one of love and frustration for Jason. Torn between life and death, wife and lover, he becomes alive and depressed, and presents a stunning conclusion which neither his mates nor Janine could have anticipated.
A wild child born into a wealthy English family is sent to the Colony of New South Wales in the hope she will change her rebellious ways. Carolyne Worth meets and falls in love with Captain Fabian Welsh, a man married to the sea and always in search of adventure. This spirit leads them to the fledgling town of Brisbane in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but not before Carolyne has acquired a maid, Ruby, to accompany them.
All is not as it seems with Fabian’s work, and on one voyage they return with a stranger and the ship in a state of disrepair.
The discovery of gold brings a new challenge and a more deadly adventure for the daring Fabian. Fate can be cruel, and Carolyne finds herself alone with only Ruby and her new born baby after a disaster. But as one door closes another opens, leaving her exposed to further dangers from an irrational and unbalanced admirer.
She returns to Gympie, determined to live her life as best she can, but love has a way of rearing its beautiful head, and Carolyne is again at the mercy of her suitor. But with a past so littered with lovers would she be prepared to search once more?