The Trevanions are newlyweds who fell in love after Danny (Stephen Tompkinson, Brassed Off, Ballykissangel) lost his first wife to cancer and Sarah (Amanda Holden, The Grimleys) lost hers to a nineteen-year-old. But all is not well in the new household. Trouble simmers between Sarah and stepdaughter Rosie, still hurting from her mother's death. Danny, a suburban vet, has a better way with animals than he does with stepson Evan. And Sarah's daughter Olivia, the peacemaking third child, insists on calling Danny Mr. Trevanion. Tired of treating pampered pets and seeking escape from domestic woes, Danny takes the family on a trip to Africa. Vacation turns to vocation, however, when they decide to restore a rundown game reserve deep in the African bush. As the Trevanions help the wild animals around them, they begin to heal their own wounds as well.