Family chronicle. The family were now living as far as possible from the haunting scenes of their past, and, in the sunshine and joy of their new life, with the children and their shard love, were trying to forget the anguish of their loveless inheritance. But the hidden secrets of the past rose up to trouble them. Their parents' dark heritage began to haunt them once more. The rage and hatred they felt returned to torment and twist the next generation. It was only if they could forgive their mother and forgo their final revenge, that peace could at last return to the family.