The Story is about a family and an old house. It is a story of pain, and living in the past, but somewhere there is a future for the family and the house. but can they find it. The book A sound among the trees is a good read. It uses the past to to help a family break the curses and start again. But the curse is really within and not the past. Reality comes in and helps the characters, learn about themselves and they begin to beleive they deserve more than what the past has led them to beleive.