A compelling new saga from a well-loved author - 1944, London. A young man is killed in an air-raid, leaving a wife and two children and a secret. Ailsa, Margaret and Luke are persuaded by Jamie's brother to return to his hometown where, despite their grief, they find a new life. Durham, 1917. Returning home from the Great War, Allan Jamieson is a changed man. His best friend Jake is changed, too, grieving for his beloved wife who died in childbirth whilst he was away fighting . . .