1935: As the Depression bites, beautiful Lindy Gillan dreams of getting away from her boring life in Edinburgh's impoverished Old Town. At least there is dear Neil, a young writer from the same tenement block, whom she has known for years. But when handsome Rod Connor walks into the shop where Lindy works one day, her world is turned upside down. Soon she has a difficult choice to make between two men - but once made, will she live to regret it? A new arrival, unexpected opportunities and war clouds on the horizon all have unforeseen repercussions for Lindy, leading to much soulsearching and heartache before she can hope to find lasting happiness.