This is Millie Gray’s third story set in wartime Leith, in which we meet a family surviving hardships at home and overseas. The author’s comedic writing pops its head through some of the dialogue, sometimes at odds with the story. Some important issues are covered here, when illiterate Tam is unable to write from his prisoner of war camp to say that he is alive and the family fears the worst. His attractive wife findsÂ comfort in the arms of other men and produces a baby. Will Tam accept this stranger when he returns, in order to keep his beloved family together?