It was 1845 in Ireland when the potato famine struck. Its impact on two of the many Irish families was devastating. All they had was the potato, it was their provider until the blight came that is, then starvation and disease followed and with it the deaths of thousands of fellow Irish cottiers. To survive would be a task many would fail, but for others severe challenges lay ahead as they attempted to escape to the new world. Yet many did survive only to be confronted by further ordeals awaiting them as they crossed the sea, then in Canada and America as loved ones became separated. Would they find each other in the ever changing world of the 1850s?Who knows? Impossible things can happen.