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Polly Conway now lives in luxury as the wife of Dominic Manone but, bored by her overprotective husband, finds distraction in a dangerous affair. Dominic has troubles enough of his own as his gangster father draws him into a drastic venture involving Edgar Harker, a sinister go-between, Penny Weston, a beautiful and amoral blonde and an unimaginable fortune in forged banknotes. Down-to-earth Babs, meanwhile, has her hands full keeping her demanding brood in line and her daft fast-talking husband Jackie out of jail.Only young Rosie appears to have found peace in Shelby's Bookshop in spite of her deafness, until that is she encounters Kenneth MacGregor, a handsome young policeman, whose intentions may - or may not - be honourable.As the web of suspicion and deceit tightens around Dominic, Polly finds herself threatened from all sides until she is finally forced to choose between her sisters, her husband and her own unfulfilled ambitions and desires.
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Born in Glasgow, Jessica Stirling is the author of many heartwarming novels, most of which have Scottish backgrounds. She has enjoyed a highly successful career since The Spoiled Earth was published in 1974.From Booklist:
As the wife of Glasgow gangster Dominic Manone, Polly appears to have everything a woman could want--an attentive husband, two adorable children, and an endless supply of cash. But Polly longs for the knowledge and power that Dominic has and hopes that someday he'll trust her enough to help run the family business because her two sisters, Babs and Rosie, depend on her. With her car-dealer husband and a brood of kids, Babs envies Polly and encourages her to nose her way into the Manone business. Rosie, who works in a bookstore and refuses to let her deafness rule her life, becomes involved with Detective MacGregor, who is secretly determined to bring Dominic down. But as World War II approaches, Dominic takes on a dangerous new business, and Polly must draw on a strength she never knew she had to save her family and herself. Stirling perfectly captures the anxiety and despair of Scotland prior to WWII in this marvelously suspenseful tale full of wartime intrigue, captivating characters, and unforeseen plot twists. Megan Kalan
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