Travis Hughes, a young college Professor from Lexington, Kentucky; returns home to Jackson County, Kentucky, following the death of his great-grandmother, Ida Whitley, who passes away at the age of 104. Upon her passing, many of her dark secrets do t follow her to the grave. A lost love, murder, tragedy, are just a few in a long list of things that distant Ida leaves behind in the world to be discovered by her family. Ida along with her daughter, Ann Hughes, raised Travis on their Kentucky farm until he was shamed from town. Many painful memories reside in the hills Travis grew up in, painful memories that have held Travis hostage since he was eighteen years old. The pain he faced back home caused him to hide away from the world and altered his life. Travis, along with his Grandmother Ann, each learn things about Ida and her painful past that allow them to both better understand their own lives, giving each the opportunity for a hopeful future. A hopefulness that may just save Travis' life.