The principal characters re-emerge in a confusion of loyalty, disloyalty, intrigue, deceit and passion in mid-nineteenth century industrial revolution Britain.
Lizzie Cameron, central to the trilogy, engages with the intricate plot, woven around her family, adopted family and many friends.
Significantly, Rosie, Jimmy, Marcus, Kate, Robert, Jack and Daniel figure prominently in a tangled web of seemingly impossible situations. All are destined to reach climatic conclusions, thus ending the trilogy of exciting sub-stories and plots, sometimes calamitous, sometimes disastrous. Some themes are based on factual historical events.
The saga continues in the December of 1855. Lizzie and Marcus are starting a new phase in their lives, after Marcus is reunited with his long lost son, Jack Bernard. Marcus has proposed to Lizzie and are expected to marry in March the following year.
For Rosie Cameron, there is an uncertainty surrounding Jimmy’s apparent loss at sea and her new relationship with Jack.
Ida, Jimmy’s mother, also does not know if he is dead or alive. However, she believes in her heart that one day he will return.