The Great War is over and Kate is ready to welcome back Eliot with open arms. But her husband is a changed man. Kate has become used to her independence, and to running the shoe factory and Eliot's return creates tensions both at work and at home, particularly with Kate's son, Callum. It tears Kate apart to see such strife between the two men she loves most. And her sister-in-law seems determined to stir up the animosity in order to benefit her own son. But when tragedy strikes, Kate cannot imagine just how much trouble Lucy's ambition can cause ! Freda Lightfoot first introduced Kate O'Connor in her delightful saga, The Girl from Poorhouse Lane. In resuming Kate's story, she gives us a vivid picture of the radical changes on society affected by the First World War.