On the day she is born, Alana Pennyfarthing is left on the doorstep of an orphanage in Rhodesia, with a note written: ‘This child is no longer wanted...’ It takes the courage of Sisi, a servant girl who is employed at the orphanage, to erase the rejection and raise Alana. Years later she marries Wilhelm Gruber, a German immigrant, who amasses wealth in the Rhodesian coal mines. Alana re-employs Sisi to raise here three daughters and life could not be better. However, unforeseen tragedy hits the Gruber family. Alana’s eldest daughter Amelia, an underachieving recluse, is left to fend for herself. Without an inheritance, Amelia has to secure employment for survival and to support Sisi, the closest to family she has left. She struggles; however, providence sees her secure employment at the household of a wealthy landowner, Maxwell Stern. Amelia has no idea that the shocking details of her family's past lie within the walls of the Stern mansion. What she discovers may be too hard to bear.