‘Filled with Clydebank stories, passion and drama, this book is an ideal read.’ (The Clydebank Post)
... ‘a powerful story [with] vivid character sketches. Few writers evoke all five senses quite so strongly.’ (Scots Magazine)
A warm and poignant story of love, triumph over adversity and the building of the great ocean liner, the Queen Mary, set in Clydebank and the West of Scotland during the Hungry Thirties. Times are hard, but a close-knit community always manages to find a way to laugh at its troubles.
Robbie Baxter is the boy next door, the man Kate Cameron loves like a brother, the man who's always ready to give her a shoulder to cry on, but it's Jack Drummond who dazzles her. Kate meets him when she finally achieves her goal of attending classes at Glasgow School of Art in pursuit of her dreams of becoming an artist.
When Jack Drummond shows his true colours, it's Robbie to whom Kate turns. Yet she cannot tell him the truth, which means their growing happiness is a fragile flower, based on a secret which could blow their love and their family to pieces in an instant. Will their love be strong enough to withstand the storm?
A heart-warming and uplifting family story, one of Maggie Craig’s Glasgow & Clydebank Sagas. All these titles are standalone but if you would like to read them in the order in which they were written, here’s the list:
THE RIVER FLOWS ON
WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON AGAIN
THE STATIONMASTER’S DAUGHTER
THE BIRD FLIES HIGH
A STAR TO STEER BY
THE DANCING DAYS
About the Author
Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer and historian. She is the author of the ground-breaking Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the 45, as well as several page-turning novels set in Glasgow and Edinburgh.