At nearly 16, Rosie Hamilton is growing into a lovely young woman. She has to contend with her mother's unpredictable temper, which often leads to violence in spite of her father's efforts. When Rosie has the opportunity to go to Kerry with her grandparents, Sam is grateful to have time to consider what best he can do to help his daughter.
For Rose and John Hamilton, now in their early 70s, this is a long-promised return to the place where Rose grew up and where she and John met. But for Rosie this is a step into a completely new world and a future that will lead to her finding her own happiness.