Secrets at the Lighthouse is an action-packed story set in the 1860s where two boys are thrust into a new life of living at a lighthouse. They discover an abandoned baby albatross, which they raise in secret while struggling to come to terms with their new surroundings. Luckily, they are befriended by a local Maori girl who joins them in their endeavour. Just like the lighthouse is surrounded by the sea, the children are surrounded by a sea of secrets. Secrets become woven into everyday life as everyone seems to have something to hide. Gold, shipwrecks, whiskey, convicts help the children unravel the secrets at the lighthouse.