England, early 1900s. Carolyn Spinx knows that a mother is powerless to stop her sons from making mistakes in love. Especially when she has made the greatest blunder in her own life.
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Influenced by her social class, Carolyn chooses a “good marriage” over a love match, and lives to regret the decision. But her three sons provide comfort, as well as worry.
Adam tries hard to do what is expected of him. But Carolyn would love him more if he didn’t seek to be quite so perfect.
Marty is destined for fame on the stage. Can the love of a simple woman compete with the bright lights?
Luke shows talent as an artist. But his greatest gift is what he brings to his unhappy mother.
As the Great War beckons, Carolyn and her sons must decide what they most want for the future.
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‘Vividly entrancing.’ Scotsman