The Fortunate Ones is the fifth and final book in the May series and gives a vivid picture of the life and adventures of a New Zealand farming family during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. May and her husband start married life on their bush farm in the King Country and then purchase a dairy farm in the Waikato. Times are hard and the family have to move on to a sharemilking position. The stories of this growing family going out to make their own way in the world makes captivating reading. As World War II ends and the family anticipate their mens return, the future is brightening. May and her family all agree they are indeed, The Fortunate Ones.