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Family prejudice forces a young couple to flee to Glasgow in World War One, where tragedy and deceit shapes their future. They called her Auld Nally – the local moneylender in one of Glasgow’s roughest areas, Inchcraig. But once she’d been Alice McInally from Belfast, beautiful and beloved by her childhood sweetheart. Though his family was Catholic and her Protestant, their families had been close for generations, and the young couple were too naïve to anticipate the angry opposition their marriage plans would unleash. Their only hope is to leave Ireland, knowing they will be cast out by their well-to-do families and can never go home again. But the couple’s dream of a bright future founders in the realities of war-torn Glasgow, and Alice ends up struggling to make ends meet in the only way she can. Somehow she must protect the children in her care, even if that means relying on the man Inchcraig knows as ‘him’, and living among people far from her background, people she comes to like and admire and doesn’t want to leave. Every day, though, she must live with a lie told many years ago with the best of intentions, a lie that could unravel and destroy everything, unless she can find the exact time to put it right…

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