Australia, 1853. Settled in the colony, Ellen is determined to make a happy new life for her family, and forget the horrors of famine-struck Ireland. Married for security, she works hard developing their estate in order to give her children the privileged life they could have only imagined back home. However, danger lurks when a man from her past threatens her beloved sons; and when her marriage begins to crumble, all that she thought was safe is suddenly in jeopardy. Rafe Hamilton loves Ellen, but she is married to another; yet when he is faced with helping her once more, he doesn't hesitate to act. Only he makes a mistake which could cost him everything he always wanted.