Following her husband Kenneth McAdam's suicide, Isla meets his daughter by his first marriage, and finds that Kenneth had never divorced his first wife. Left with nothing, Isla and her two young children move to a seedy tenement building and she sets about improving it - and herself.
Author of 28 published novels, Evelyn Hood has had a variety of jobs, including being a journalist and a poultry farmer. She is now a full time writer, best known for her family sagas, set mainly in her home town of Paisley (Renfrewshire) and on the Clyde coast, where she now lives. Evelyn has also written several one-act stage plays, which are regularly performed all over the world, as well as short stories, pantomimes and children's musicals.