A moving story of family history uncovered and present love realised. The farm set on the Cornish coast, with its fields falling down to the sea, is home to the Ellis family. Gabrielle found shelter there and welcomed marriage and motherhood, but now her son has left home, she is swept off to use her skills in another world – and to another man. The unexpected love affair spreads tension and deception through the family and into the wider community, with far-reaching consequences. Threaded through it all is the discovery of a dramatic family story, of unknown ancestors’ loves and tragedies, passions and heartbreaks, that are repeating themselves in the present generation.