A tale of forbidden love, this is set in the Australian Outback and takes place in early 1900’s through the 1960s.  Ralph de Bricassart is a priest who aspires to Rome and the Vatican.  Meggie is the only daughter of a family who he is sworn to take care of in the will of a rich, spiteful woman.  An attraction grows between them that threatens everything. 

This was the basis for a hugely successful miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward.