After Carol Parkinson and her two children, Leo and Maggie, arrive in Australia as migrants, they rarely speak of their previous lives in England where they were known as the Hatcher family. Carol and both her children eagerly reverted to her maiden name, soon after the sudden, mysterious and welcome death of her cruel husband Gregory George Hatcher. Their farewell to England and the terrible life they had endured there, was a very happy day for them all! However memories lingered on, influencing their future development and choices.Many years later as Leo’s three adult children gather together with their families in Eumundi, the evening before Leo’s birthday party, his daughter in law, Lisa invites the others to look at the photo story album she has put together as one of his birthday presents. Leo’s son Ricky opens the album and gasps in disbelief, “He would not want that photo included in his life story book Lisa.” The photo was of Gregory Hatcher with his severe looking parents.Poor Lisa is distraught not having realised that the Hatchers were so despised. The siblings share what they know, mere snippets of horrendous events, and realise they too know very little of why the Hatchers were so disliked or how Gregory had died or why their Gran, Dad and Aunty Maggie had so rarely spoken of their past. This is a heart-warming story of how families mistakenly keep secrets, sometimes from shame and sometimes to ‘protect’ others from the truth. It is above all a story of hope, healing and love.