Cordelia and Lexa are heartbroken when they lose the family greengrocery, but soon find work and love in very different places. Lexa takes a job with a wine merchant and falls for the owner’s son, William. Cordelia finds work on a flower stall and becomes enamoured with the married stallholder, Joe.
Both girls face many obstacles in the way of happiness, and when war breaks out their lives are set to change forever. Cordelia is so obsessed with Joe that she almost misses finding love from a very different quarter. Whereas Lexa is sure William’s love will last forever, until he is badly injured and a cruel misunderstanding sets the lovers apart.
Sweethearts is another entertaining Scottish saga from the prolific and popular pen of Emma Blair. Typical of her novels, attention to detail means that 1930s Glasgow is authentically brought to life, as is the changing society of the war years. The parallel love stories are nicely worked and the action is never less than entertaining.