Glasgow in the 1920s is the setting for Jessica Stirling's new family saga - a time of hard adjustments to a harsh new world.
World War I ended well for the Franklins, prosperous Clydeside shipbuilders. But trouble is brewing behind their respectable fa ade.
Maeve McCulloch has arrived from Ireland, to the dismay of her aunt Lindsay. Maeve's mother caused nothing but grief and heartache for Lindsay and it seems that Maeve may do the same. Meanwhile, Lindsay's husband has been swept off his feet by wealthy, manipulative Stella Pickering. And Lindsay herself is torn when handsome navy hero Geoffrey Paget unexpectedly walks back into her life.
Then the slump of the 1920s begins to bite in Glasgow and troubles both financial and personal invade all their lives.
'Jessica Stirling is one of Scotland's most prolific and best-loved authors...a wonderfully glamorous family saga which evokes the glorious days when Glasgow was an industrial city of importance and historical significance.' Scottish Daily Record on A Captive Heart
'Queen of the Scottish saga, Jessica Stirling serves up another helping of early 20th Century life in Glasgow . . . Stirling brings life and colour to the glory days of bustling Glasgow. It's good old romance with history at its heart.' Lancashire Evening Post on A Captive Heart
'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes.' Glasgow Herald
'Jessica Stirling's high reputation is well deserved.' Manchester Evening News