When Ellen Hampton receives a letter from her sister-in-law in Canada informing her that she is coming home with her daughter and granddaughter for Ellen's wedding, Ellen is mesmerised. Maggie has been away for fifty years and Ellen never dreamt her sister-in-law would ever return. But she has no way of knowing the real reason why Maggie is anxious to bring her daughter and granddaughter to Northern Ireland. When Maggie's daughter buys a house all seems well, but then Lynn, Maggie's granddaughter suddenly leaves, with no one knowing anything of her whereabouts. Even Jason, Matthew's son is bewildered by her failure to contact him. Then Ellen's other sister-in-law, Dorrie turns to religion and her sons become involved in Evangelism. But generosity on the part of their congregation leads to conflict and eventually tragedy. This is a story of greed, crime and betrayal but ultimately one of forgiveness and the promise of happiness.