When he was a child, Peter O’Banyon’s life changed forever when his family was killed in a car accident. He was sent to live with his Irish immigrant uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Lighthouse in Massachusetts. From Billie, he learns the secret of keeping love alive—even when tragedy strikes—and he discovers how Billie himself was put to the test as young man.
World war two takes Peter away from the lighthouse and his beloved wife, Anna, but he isn’t prepared for the ravages of war and the brutality that can kill a man’s soul. Peter is tested even further when he returns home and faces a tragedy that almost destroys him.