Everyone knows everyone’s business in the small fishing community of Kitsum. When young Brenda Joe gets pregnant and quits high school, the news spreads quickly. Things look up when Brenda’s favourite aunt returns to visit and Brenda can reveal her secret relationship with the baby’s father, a local man from a hard-partying family. When Aunt Monica goes to set him straight, her actions trigger a chain of events that neither of the women would have ever expected.
When spring finally arrives with the annual herring spawn, after a long winter of family scandals, how are people able to face one another?
Delia Buckley hasn’t seen Daniel Wolfe in twenty-two years, ever since he’d abandoned her and their unborn child. But now here he is, back in Kiltilly, knowing all about Delia’s family troubles and wanting to employ her to nurse him in his terminal illness. Desperate to hang onto the family farm and keep her sister Maggie in the care home she’s lived in for years, Delia is in no position to turn down Daniel’s very handsome offer, but she is determined to leave the secrets of the past buried. Unfortunately, that won't be possible. Set in contemporary Ireland, this family drama explores how our choices — and our mistakes — echo through generations.More info →