The uplifting story of one Irish family’s struggle to survive the potato famine of 1846. Faced with starvation, Joseph McLaughlin takes the heart-breaking decision to divide his family, and send his two young daughters to America. With heavy hearts, Kit and Maeve leave their home in Ballygall, refugees seeking a safe haven in the promised land.
After a nightmare journey, Kit soon begins to make a new life for herself in Boston. But Maeve is waylaid in England where she discovers a very different world to the one Joseph and her brother, Eugene, are living in Ireland. Famine has torn them apart: Can Ireland reunite them?