Two families - bound together by conflict, passion and betrayal
It is winter, 1901. Mortimer Cresswell is about to breathe his last. At his deathbed, the members of his family sit and wait, patiently, to scrap over his fortune. Only Hannah, Mortimer's daughter, can see that the family has become consumed by private ambition, jealousy and greed. When Stanislas von Ehrlich, a self-made man of fortune, moves into the neighbourhood, the natural order of things changes and a land dispute sparks a massive feud between the two families. Esmerelda von Ehrlich - headstrong, spoilt and beautiful - finds herself drawn to Oliver Cresswell and she is determined to fulfill her desires. Soon both families are set on a collision course so powerful, it will completely alter their world.