It was turn-of-the-century Ireland when Sheila O'Reilly, the fiery red-headed beauty, met and married handsome Ian McManus. She never imagined their life together would take them far across the ocean to start a new life in America. As poor, Irish immigrants, they settled in a Lower East Side tenement and their new life began.
Their story is a legacy of love and tragedy that is woven through the generations. We are introduced to Aidan's granddaughter, Nora, at his funeral and taken back through the years to the inspiring and heartwarming, yet often tragic stories that span a century.