When Rose MacRae fled her hometown, she believed her old life was finished.Now the past is back with a vengeance.
When Rose MacRae’s family tries to marry her off to a boorish family friend, she storms out of Miller’s Bay, Nova Scotia to start over in the United States. She cuts off contact with everyone, including Alasdair MacKinnon, the young boy she mentored. Even a desperate call from her bereaved sister and her nephew Blàir MacIsaac doesn’t shake her resolve.
Over twenty years, Alasdair builds a musical career and life with his secret lover Hamish. When the Grand Banks fishery fails and the provincial government threatens to force the citizens of Miller’s Bay to relocate, Alasdair hatches a plan to save the town. Unfortunately, the plan puts him on a collision course with the increasingly unhinged Blàir, who believes that Alasdair is responsible his failed love affair.
Meanwhile, Rose’s son Nick Jones is on the brink of his “big break” as a musician when his best friend commits suicide. Unable to cope, he flees to an unlikely refuge– Miller’s Bay. But his arrival will shatter the truce that preserves the town's secrets and stability.